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Adverse Weather Conditions - The winter season is upon us and so we would like to remind you of the procedures that will be followed in the event of adverse weather conditions. It is highly unlikely that we would close the school but as always, our top priority is the safety of our students. Below I have outlined the processes that are followed in the event of severe weather conditions. - Read More

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Welcome

Welcome to the North School.  Our aim is to maximise the potential and future life chances of all our pupils supporting each of their strengths, interests and goals.  Whilst our school has modern buildings, excellent resources and facilities we believe our biggest strengths are the students and the staff who support them. We have extremely high expectations both inside and outside the classroom.  We have a traditional ethos centred around our belief that students should be able to learn in a well ordered and engaging environment and that they should attempt all their work to the very best of their ability.  We are proud to collaborate with the Swale Academies Trust and together we work relentlessly to continually improve the school experience for all our pupils.  

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Premier Foods Link

Our links with Premier Foods have enabled us to enrich the curriculum of our Business Studies students

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Year 7 Homework - Castle Challenge

Our year 7 students  undertook their history homework challenge with enthusiasm this term. The challenge required students to design and create their own medieval castle. The standard of the castles we received was exceptional and most students went above and beyond the requirements of the task. We had a range of styles, layouts and materials and our department is now beautifully decorated with their hard work.  Well done year 7. 

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Auschwitz Trip

Lessons from Auschwitz is a programme established by the Holocaust Educational Trust, where it gives the opportunity to two students from each school participating to be a part of the programme. The programme consists of two seminars and the trip to Poland. The first seminar is where you meet your Educator and your group; it is where discussions are had and opinions and views voiced on the Holocaust.

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Headteacher's Welcome

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about the school.

Our Values and Ethos

At the school we value to importance of continuous school improvement and learning for both our staff and students. We recognise that people have different strengths and interests and aim to provide opportunity to further them where possible. As a result of our recent improvements we ensure that we always put achievement first. We ask that students have high expectations of themselves and commit to this ethos.

The message we give to our students is;

  1. Always try your very best
  2. Always respect other peoples’ right to learn
  3. Treat others as you would wish to be treated
  4. Arrive to lessons on time and ready to learn

Curriculum and Pastoral Care

The North School prioritises both the academic and pastoral care of our students ensuring that we provide robust systems and high expectations of achievement and behaviour.

There are three communities within the school that put the student at the heart of everything we do. These communities are Essella, Mabledon and the Sixth Form. Within each community there is a Principal, Vice Principal, two learning leaders, two pastoral support managers and also their tutor. This creates a dedicated team around the child that provides an effective platform for learning, self-improvement and academic success.

Each child will follow a well-designed curriculum covering six lessons a day. The teachers and subject leaders work closely to monitor each student to ensure that they make good progress in lessons, emphasise the quality and quantity of work they do and always look to see how we can help the student improve further. Students are set according to ability in academic subjects to ensure that we can provide the best support for them. We run a grammar stream that enables the higher ability students to achieve their high aspirations and your expectations.

We are proud of the improvements that we have made over the last couple of years and work very hard to further this level of improvement. We ask that all out staff, students and parents support us in this vision, by putting achievement first.

 

Events

Wednesday

  • Year 11 MFL Speaking Controlled Assesment

Thursday

  • Year 11 MFL Speaking Controlled Assesment
  • 6th Form Information Advice and Guidance

Friday

  • Year 11 MFL Speaking Controlled Assesment

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