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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

Our open evening will be held on Thursday 15th November from 5 - 7 pm. You will have the opportunity to discuss the courses we offer with subject staff and meet the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form.

If you are unable to attend the open evening, but would like more information on the sixth form, please contact the Sixth Form Team on 01233 614611.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Option Blocks for The North School before making an application.

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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