Educating Yorkshire, Educating the East End (UK, CH4)
A warm and humorous exploration of what it’s like to grow up or work in a secondary school in the heart of a diverse northern community. Educating Yorkshire was the highest rating series on Channel 4 in 2013, receiving 9 industry awards and critical acclaim.
Filmed at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury, Educating Yorkshire captures every detail of life in the school, from playground hijinks and inspirational lessons to life-changing events. It follows the work of headteacher Jonny Mitchell to better the chances for all his students and build on successive years of improving exam results.
Located at the heart of a diverse northern community and with a student population that is almost exactly half white-British and half British-Asian, the school offers a fascinating insight into modern school life in the UK. Told with warmth and humour, Educating Yorkshire explores the universally recognisable themes of teenage life and those all-important pupil-teacher relationships that lie at the heart of everyone’s formative years.
“…gripping, emotional and insightful…”
“…TV moment of the year…”