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Headteacher’s Welcome

Mr P Loftus

Norton College is an exciting place to study and teach because we believe our students can be truly brilliant. A set of core values called ASPIRE shape all our work. These values are coupled with a belief in developing students’ self-belief and then helping them work hard in all that we do together. Families choose us because of our culture of high expectations, yet this is coupled with a “family feel” where students are known and respected as individuals. A strong sixth form enables all our children to stay with us for seven years.

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  • Leaders have set high standards and encourage high aspirations. Effective policies and procedures have established strong common values and a consistent approach to behaviour and learning.
  • The headteacher provides strong direction. Accountability is strong and at the same time staff share a strong sense of common purpose, loyalty and teamwork.
  • "Pupils say that they feel safe in school. They tolerate and respect differences and bullying is very rare. They are happy that in lessons teachers manage behaviour well." - Ofsted, Sept 17
  • "A review of the sixth form shows that leadership is highly effective. Leaders ensure that there is a good range of academic and vocational subjects for students to choose and the school accommodates students who wish to take a combination of both." - Ofsted, Sept 17
  • "You have firmly embedded your culture of ‘aspire’, where pupils are clear about your expectations for them to achieve, develop as an individual and achieve their full potential." - Ofsted, Sept 17
  • Teachers’ enthusiastic and positive relationships with their classes encourage participation and motivation.
  • Students are keen to learn. In lessons, they work in an atmosphere of trust and respect, which promotes dialogue and discussion between students and with adults.
  • "Your effective actions have created an aspirational culture, resulting in students aiming high and improving their progress, and increasing numbers are choosing to access university." - Ofsted, Sept 17
  • "Following the previous inspection, you and your leadership team have worked hard to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Your highly effective monitoring and evaluation of the quality of teaching ensure that there is no complacency." - Ofsted. Sept 17

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  • Friday 15th December

    • Christmas Jumper Day
      8:15am – 3:15pm
    • Christmas Lunch - £2.25
      12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday 20th December

    • Y7 Pantomime Trip - York
      9:00am – 1:30pm
    • Ice Factor - Enrichment Activity
      11:15am – 3:15pm
  • Monday 25th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 26th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 27th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday 28th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Friday 29th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Saturday 30th December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Sunday 31st December

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Monday 01st January

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 02nd January

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 03rd January

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday 04th January

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Friday 05th January

    • Christmas Break - 2 weeks
      8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Monday 08th January

    • Training Day - College Closed to students
      8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Tuesday 09th January

    • Term Re-commences
      8:15am – 3:15pm
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