Scorton was home to the now closed Scorton Grammar School from 1720–1991. Most of the buildings and grounds have now been converted into houses. Scorton has a raised village green, one of only three in England. It is said that the green was built in the early 18th century by John Noble, the first headmaster of Scorton Grammar School.
Scorton is perhaps best known for the Antient Scorton Silver Arrow which is an archery contest which was founded and sometimes occurs there. The village is also known for the annual Scorton Feast which celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006.