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The North School

The North School, Essella Road, ASHFORD, TN24 8AL

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About us

Welcome to The North School

The North School are still accepting applications for available courses but please be aware that interviews will be conducted by telephone rather than face to face.

We recognise that the events of the past few days are a difficult and unsettling time for you all. We know that the uncertainty regarding examinations and grades will be hard for you to deal with, but would like to reassure all our applicants that we will do everything we can to ensure you are able to follow your chosen courses for Year 12. In the meantime, we would encourage you to complete all work set by your teachers to the best of your ability with the aim of ensuring you are credited with the best grades possible for all your subjects. Should you have any queries, please do message us, and we will do our best to respond quickly.

About us

The North School has a reputation for being a caring and supportive school which aims to deliver the best possible education to all students. We welcome applications from external as well as internal students. We set entry standards according to each course and in addition students entering our sixth form will be required to have at least 5 A* to C/9 to 4 grades including English Language and B grades in the subjects they wish to study at A level as well as a positive reference from their school. We expect sixth form students to follow three courses, or the equivalent, as a combination of single or double option subjects.

Our sixth form aims to create a purposeful, friendly and adult environment in which students are encouraged to develop a sense of independence and take increasing responsibility for their learning. Time spent in the sixth form is important in shaping future careers and education and we place emphasis on students’ academic achievement, increasing their self-confidence and developing a sense of community responsibility. The sixth form is fully integrated within the school enabling students to work with, and to be a positive role model for, all younger students.


Student support

Additional support

We have a supportive Sixth Form Team who will offer a range of interventions to ensure that student target grades are met and also provide pastoral support to help with any concerns students may have.

We offer first rate careers guidance and, in year 13, targetted support for those making university applications.

Learner success

For 2018, all students who made a UCAS application were offered a place at one of their chosen universities. Many students exceeded their UCAS offer and several were offered unconditional places at the university of their choice.

Both Level 2 and Level 3 students were successful in obtaining traineeships and Apprenticeship at the end of their chosen courses.


What makes us different?

Facilities available

• All-weather pitch

• Dance studio

• Dedicated sixth-form study area

• Defra registered farm

• Fitness suite

• Indoor climbing wall

• Modern art teaching facilities

• Modern science laboratories

• Specialist vocational work areas


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