Norton Hill School dates back to 1911 and we are proud to have provided over a hundred years of state education. At the heart of the Norton Hill philosophy is a belief in the highest standards and an expectation that everybody will do their best.
We have the highest expectations of our students’ behaviour. In lessons we have an ethos of learning and Ofsted noted
We have the highest expectations of our students’ behaviour. In lessons we have an ethos of learning and Ofsted noted that our students “have very positive attitudes towards their work”. Relationships between staff and students are excellent, and visitors to the school remark on how courteous and trustworthy Norton Hill students are.
At Norton Hill, we believe that it is important to reward effort, achievement and community spirit. We operate a system of merits throughout the school for good work or good behaviour. We use “Time Out” to deal with any student who disrupts a lesson to ensure that nobody can interfere with the learning of other students.
Students play a central part in the life of the school and are directly involved in many aspects of the management of the school. This is through the elected House and sports representatives mentioned earlier as well as other opportunities for the pupils' to have their voice heard. The students have an important role in shaping school policies and activities.