Tottington High School-Specialist College of Mathematics & Computing
Bury, United Kingdom
About Tottington High School-Specialist College of Mathematics & Computing
Tottington High School is a popular, forward looking 11-16 comprehensive school with a roll of 950 students and total of 99 staff. It is a specialist Maths and Computing School which is located on the north side of Bury in the village of Tottington, with easy access to motorways.
The current Headteacher has only been in post since September 2009 and has been set the task of moving the school from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. The Senior Leadership Team is evolving to meet this challenge and the successful applicant will join a forward thinking and fully committed team.
Students achieve good results at Tottington High School with 2010 GCSE A*-C, including English & Mathematics reaching 64%. Attainment indicators at the end of KS4 over the last three years demonstrate an improving and upward trend. We expect and encourage students to work hard, thereby enabling them to achieve their full potential at GCSE. The majority of students go on to further education, and subsequently on to university.
Our pledge to parents/carers and students is a simple one. Firstly, we promise to help all our students attain the highest and most relevant qualifications their potential suggest. Secondly, we promise to help all our students develop into ‘well-rounded’ individuals, socially, physically, spiritually and morally. And thirdly, that we promise to listen to them. Their ideas, their suggestions and their contributions to school life are important to us and we value student input.
The caring atmosphere within the school has a firm, underlying commitment to high standards of behaviour, attitude and effort. Behaviour is generally very good. The school provides a range of opportunities for all students to participate constructively in school life beyond routine lessons.
The school was opened on its present site in 1955 and was remodelled and extended in 1971-74 and 1976-77.
Tottington High School is a non-smoking site and expects high standards of appearance from both students and staff.