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Welcome to The North School

The North School is a popular secondary school with over 1200 students on role including a thriving sixth form.  We offer a broad curriculum to enable all our students to reach their potential.  We have a deep commitment to academic standards supported by a school community structure that is dedicated to maintaining the right balance between pastoral care and academic success.

Each community is led by a Principal, supported by a vice principal, two learning leaders, two pastoral support managers and also a full cohort of tutors. The purpose of this team approach is to ensure that any barriers to success are identified and dealt with to give every student the best possible educational experience and outcomes.

Whilst we strive towards academic success, we also value the 'whole child' and consequently offer a number of extra curricular activities that cater for variety of interests. There are exceptional facilities that include a fully functioning farm and reptile house, a basketball academy and even a climbing wall.  

The North School has benefited from an influx of expertise and a dedicated existing body of staff. In a recent report HMI (Ofsted) commented that leaders  "are working tirelessly and effectively to bring about rapid change".



Latest News

Sports Awards 2014

- 17 July 2014

Awards presented by Mark Colbourne (MBE) Paralympic cyclist and London 2012 Gold medalist.


Kent County Show 2014

- 17 July 2014

North School students win big at The Kent County Show


HMI Inspection Visit - NEW

- 14 July 2014

Special measures monitoring inspection of The North School (24th-25th June 2014)


End of Term Letter

- 11 July 2014

End of Term Arrangements


Here you can view all of the Faculties of Learning here at The North School, read more about our Communities of Learning - Austen, Churchill, Edison, Harvey, Marlowe and Pankhurst, or just view what is happening at the school on our useful calendar.
Students can use this link to view lots of helpful information on careers advice including links to some useful websites, see details of The North Schools clubs and activities, review what homework has been set, read up on any examination news - and much, much more.
Parents/Carers can view various pages from here such as newsletters, homework activity, our OFSTED report, the letter archive, and much more. For anything else please call us on 01233 614600 or drop us a note using our simple form on the Contact Us page.