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Statutory Information - Ofsted

The College was graded “Good” in all categories in October 2013. Since then, there has been a trajectory of continued improvement as evidenced by a range of indicators. High expectations and a focus on high quality teaching in a broad curriculum offer has meant that Norton College routinely performs beyond expectations. In 2017 Grade 5 or better in English and Maths placed the College in the top 20% of schools. In 2017 our Progress 8 figure was 0.21. This figure meant on average, all students achieved almost 1/4 grade higher across all eight of their top GCSEs compared to national expectations.

In 2017 no Year 11s were classed as NEET (not in education or training) for the 3rd year. In Year 13 it is a similarly positive picture with 65% of the year choosing to progress to University. The remainder secured a career of their choice.

Governors received regular external reviews of College performance and in 2015 and 2017 an external Challenge Partners Review team, led by an Ofsted trained reviewer, graded the College securely as “Good”. In both years they have identified key elements of leadership and teaching as “Outstanding”.

In September 2017 the school was graded by Ofsted as “Good”. A theme running through the report is Ofsted's recognition of the culture of high expectations that the school has built on since 2013. They said that school leaders had firmly established a culture of ‘ASPIRE’, where pupils are clear about our expectations for them to achieve, develop as an individual and achieve their full potential.

Please find quick links to Ofsted related information below.

School Contact Details- Contact Julie Thompson

Admissions arrangements

Ofsted Reports

Exam and Assessment Results

Performance Tables


Key Stage 4 Choices

Behaviour Policy

Pupil premium

Year 7 Literacy and numeracy catch up premium

Special educational needs (SEN) report

Governors’ information and duties

Best Entry Performance Data

Equality Policy

Careers Policy


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