As a new academy, we are yet to be inspected; however, the most recent OFSTED report for Nortonthorpe Hall School can be accessed by clicking by clicking here.
The report notes how, 'Pupils join Nortonthorpe Hall School after varying periods of disrupted learning to their education, which means that the large majority of pupils arrive with attainment which is low compared with national expectations. The school provides nurture groups which help boys build their self-esteem and confidence. The care and support they are given help them to settle quickly and most begin to make rapid strides in their learning.
The school has been particularly successful in ensuring that the large number of pupils who are disadvantaged in some way, including those who are eligible for the pupil premium, are able to achieve as well as the others by providing one-to-one support for pupils who are experiencing difficulties. Pupils are now well prepared for leaving school. The success rate in examination awards has increased year on year and all of last year’s leavers went on to college placements to continue their education' (OFSTED 2013).
A copy of the Nortonthorpe Hall School's most recent monitoring inspection can be opened here.
Parent View can be accessed here.
As a special school, the focus of our teaching and learning is preparing pupils for adulthood and equipping them for life in 21st Century Britain. However, when they are ready and able our pupils take SATs, GCSEs and a host of other qualifications and certificates.
The school’s performance data can be accessed here.
KS2 (end of primary school) results
While last year’s SATs were challenging for our year 6 pupils, we are extremely proud of the efforts pupils made and their individual achievements. The pupils reported their achievements as follows:
I sat on my own and worked hard.
I only had to leave the room once.
I made it all the way to the end.
I even did some checking!
In KS2 our pupils are working towards the new expected standard in reading, writing and maths. Our pupils' average score in the reading test was 89, an improvement on last year of 6 points. Our pupils' average score in the maths test held at 84. In school, year 6 pupils making expected or better than expected progress in reading based on their 2016 starting points increased significantly to from 50% to 70%. 70% of students made expected or better than expected progress in writing and 60% made expected or better than expected progress in maths.
60% of pupils currently within Year 6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m unassisted. This equates to 3 out of 5 pupils. 100% of pupils demonstrate knowledge and skills of at least two different strokes; however, 40% of pupils require assistance to swim 25m using their different strokes. 100% of pupils have demonstrated self-rescue in different water situations with all pupils able to effectively tread water, exit the pool safely and perform a reach/throwing rescue. 80% of pupils have completed STA School swimming awards to at least Level 4 and above.
KS4 (end of secondary school) results
We would like to congratulate our 2017 leavers for their individual success in their exams. We are pleased to report that 7 out of 8 of our year 11 leavers secured positive post-16 destinations and they are currently enjoying a host of courses from L2 ICT to Joinery.
Examples of individual achievements include the following:
RS achieved a total of 6 GCSEs and 2 short course GCSEs including Cs in Maths and Science and a D in English. Encouraged by his success RS also sat the new ‘harder’ Maths GCSE achieving a 4. In addition to these qualifications RS completed his L2 Food Hygiene certificate, completed the ‘Young Fire Fighters’ course and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze Award). He is now studying L2 ICT course at Kirklees College.
CT achieved a D in his GCSE English and a 4 in his maths GCSE. CT has also progressed to studying L2 ICT course at Kirklees College.
LD achieved a C in his maths GCSE and a D in his English GCSE. In addition to these qualifications LD also successfully completed ELC3 ABC Motor Vehicle Maintenance, ASDAN Peer Mentoring Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze Award). LD has moved on to a construction multi-skills course at Kirklees College.
JF achieves ELC 3 in Maths and ELC 2 in English. In addition to these qualifications JF also completed ELC3 ABC Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze Award). JF is now enrolled with New Beginnings.
JG achieved GCSEs in maths, English and P.E. JG has gone on to study Joinery at Kirklees College
DB achieved GCSEs in English and Maths, and an ELC L2 qualification in catering. DB is now enrolled with Project Challenge in Halifax.
AF is achieved ELC L3 in maths and is now continuing his learning with Ground Works in Leeds.
Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are new performance measures that were first introduced in 2015. Information about how these measures are calculated can be found by clicking here.
Full details are available on the School Performance Tables, which are available here.
Further information can be obtained from the school.