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Weekly Bulletin 20/07/2018


Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.

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End of Term Reminder - Tuesday 24th July 2018


School closes at 12.25pm to all students

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The North School Farm Successes at The Kent County Show


We also won the trophy for Best Presented Club

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Evolution Showcase Postponed


Evolution Showcase Postponed to Wednesday 18th July

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The North School Ski Trip 2019


Following a very successful trip to Andorra at Easter this year, we have provisionally booked another trip to Andorra with Rayburn Tours.  It will again be to the Hotel Panorama in Andorra on 6th – 13th April 2019 and the cost will be the same at £775.  It will be open to Year 7 & 8 students in the first instance and then depending on numbers we will open it up to other year groups.

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We are a “GOOD” school. OFSTED report.


We are a “GOOD” school. OFSTED report (click here to see the report).



Students, parents, staff and governors can all take pride in last week’s announcement that Ofsted has judged The North School to be ‘good’ in every category, following an inspection at the end of September.

An “ethos of high ambition”, staff who are “committed to the vision of improving the achievement and well-being of every pupil” and “students who are proud of their school” were all praised by the inspectors, who also paid tribute to the school’s “highly active” governors.

This is an excellent result and I am delighted that the school is continuing to show such dramatic improvement

All the staff, and especially the students, should be congratulated for the overall outcome. We can all be very proud of our school.

The Ofsted report rated the school ‘good’ in each of five categories, including effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Inspectors said the rating, which is a significant improvement over the June 2015 assessment, reflected “high quality support” from the Swale Academies Trust as well as the fact that senior staff had “established an ethos of high ambition throughout the school”.

Inspectors commented on better attendance, the support of our governors, our broad and balanced curriculum and our wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. The report also noted that our sixth form students “achieve highly in both academic and vocational pathways”.

The journey of improvement at The North School has been recognised and confirmed, but we remain firmly committed to driving improvements so that our school continues to offer the very best for our students.


Well done everyone!


Mrs Lawrence

Head of School