Mortimer Community College
South Tyneside, United Kingdom
About Mortimer Community College
Mortimer Community College is a co-educational secondary school based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, for students aged 11-16.
Pupils are allocated to a community when they enter Mortimer Community College and remain within it throughout their school career. All aspects of support for academic progress and pastoral care take place within the community.
Values and vision
Mortimer Community College is committed to excellence for all. The secondary school firmly believes that all its pupils and staff are entitled to work in an environment where there is mutual respect, learning is valued and there is access to the opportunities necessary to fulfil potential.
Every student is entitled to "leading edge" technology, to have a curriculum that meets their needs, to develop as an independent learner and to have the opportunity to join in extra-curricular activities. Mortimer Community College believes that education is a partnership between schools, children and their families.
“Teaching is good and occasionally outstanding. Teachers are energetic and enthusiastic. Lessons are briskly paced and contain a good variety of interesting work, which students enjoy. Students achieve well and attain high standards on several measures, for example in vocational qualifications. The curriculum is rich and varied. It benefits from the school’s specialisms in arts and sports. It offers students an extensive range of courses and qualifications. It ensures that their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.”