The Summer brought amazing experiences for the Norton Community and another set of brilliant results. Whilst I cycled 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O' Groats and raised money for Mind, a group of 6 students travelled to Borneo. Thanks to the commitment of Mr Stones and Ms Halkyard, these students were able to take part in an unforgettable month long visit, experiencing world travel, and engaging in educational and environmental projects. One student described the experience as “life changing.”
College returned to our best ever results in Sixth Form and also experienced a wonderful GCSE results day. In a new demanding landscape the high standards of Norton College have been maintained. Students, staff and families celebrated another brilliant set of results which placed the school in the top 20% of all schools. Once again almost 75% of students secured good passes in these critical subjects.
The college has always focused on the progress of all students and while we will have to wait until national progress figures are calculated, the atmosphere on results day tells me that so many students have gone beyond expectations – something we hope to instil in all students.