Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom
About Nunthorpe Academy
Nunthorpe Academy is a mainstream, co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, and has 1,500 pupils. It was rated “outstanding” in its most recent Ofsted inspection (2013).
Formerly known as Nunthorpe School, Nunthorpe Academy converted to become an academy on 12 October 2012.
Mr Lee Brown
Values and vision
Nunthorpe Academy believes that success is built through the partnership between parents, staff and students. Its curriculum has a rigorous academic core with the ability to offer a range of vocational-based courses.
Academic studies are supported by a comprehensive pastoral programme to ensure students are equipped with the necessary skills to move on into the world of work or further study. Nunthorpe Academy endeavours to be known for excellence, choice, diversity and quality.
The secondary school has a five-house system and within this it operates Vertical Tutoring; this means that each tutor group contains approximately three to four students from each of Years 7-11. This allows students of all ages to mix more freely and learn to work with people outside of their normal peer group.
“The excellent curriculum abounds with opportunities so students have numerous pathways to success. They are encouraged to develop special interests and talents during Wednesday afternoon ‘Option 4’ creative curriculum time. These sessions are hugely popular with students and make a massive contribution to their excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”