An environment based on traditional values, where genuine care and concern is at the heart of student achievement.
Although Norton Hill may seem a large school to many parents, we ensure every student is known and valued through our House system. It is organised to make sure that every student’s personal and academic growth and happiness are closely monitored.
When a student joins Year 7 they work closely with their Tutor who they will see them twice a day. The Tutor is the first point of contact for the student and parents if worries arise or for information on progress or welfare. The Tutor will normally stay with the Tutor Group from Year 7 through to Year 11. This allows students, parents and the Tutor to build the positive relationship which underpins academic success.
Each of the five Houses contains two Tutor Groups from each year and has its own distinctive tie and House area. Students are rightly proud of their House’s identity and take an active role in the running of the House through a myriad of inter-House competitions, the House Council and charity events.
Each House is managed by a Head of House who is supported by an Assistant Head of House who does not teach. This ensures they are easily accessible for both students and parents. The Houses are each based around an academic area and provide a space where the students from the House can relax at break and lunchtime.