Sir John Nelthorpe School

Sir John Nelthorpe School

Headteacher's Welcome

At Sir John Nelthorpe School we aim to stimulate the curiosity and imagination of our pupils by providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The activities and tasks set for pupils are matched to their abilities so that they can achieve their full potential and become valued citizens in this rapidly changing world.

The teaching and learning environment is welcoming and has at its heart a partnership between staff, pupils and parents, which aims to support effective learning, good order, discipline and mutual respect.

In our most recent full inspection report (May 2018), Ofsted said:

"Around the school, and in the vast majority of lessons, pupils are courteous, polite and respectful of others...... There is a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. Leaders and managers place a high priority on keeping learners safe..... Pupils are confident that they feel safe and that their concerns will be dealt with; parents and staff agree.... ...... ".

Our mission is:

"To inspire ALL to achieve their potential in a climate of high moral standards and shared social values."

We have established our aims and values to:

•Provide the highest quality education and training
•Promote a safe, disciplined, caring environment where individuals are known and valued
•Produce healthy, responsible citizens with a love of learning and a zest for life
•Widen horizons and aspirations via a diverse extended curriculum
•Form strong partnerships via local, national and international links
•Focus, relentlessly, on becoming the very best we can be for the benefit of ALL

We pay attention to the individual by building on the positive qualities, providing opportunities which broaden horizons, developing a healthy set of values and stimulating a feeling of achievement and worth.

In the 2018 GCSE results of particular note was the number of students achieving a pass grade (grade C) or higher in the academic group of subjects defined as the prestigious 'English Baccalaureate' (EBacc.). To achieve the EBacc, students must study English, Maths, Science, at least one Modern Foreign Language (French or German) and at least one Humanity subject (Geography or History). Sir John Nelthorpe has topped the County League Tables in this measure, ranking first place for students achieving a standard pass (grade 4) or higher and ranking in first place for those achieving a strong pass (grade 5) or higher.

When considering the performance of students whose GCSE grades represent the culmination of 5 year's hard work at this School, the GCSE "Basics" measure (recognising students who achieve a pass in both English and Maths) saw over 80% of students achieving the standard pass of grade 4 or better and over 50% of students achieving a strong pass of grade 5 and above. A remarkable pass rate of 100% was achieved in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies and Child Development. There were also very strong performances in Modern Languages and Technology subjects, along with PE and History.

At A Level, the performance of students within the Brigg Sixth Form has been excellent with all students securing the grades required to be able to progress on to their chosen universities (the vast majority of these being 'Russell Group' universities) or employer and apprenticeship routes.

Th 2018 Brigg Sixth Form results reflect not only the dedication and hard work of the teaching and support staff but I also wish to recognise the effort made by the students with some outstanding individual performances. A level study is challenging and requires determination and a real desire to succeed over two years. The school-based setting offered by Sir John Nelthorpe School offers the best opportunity for staff and students to work closely together to support the individual learner and larger-than-ever numbers of Year 11 students are choosing to continue into our Sixth Form for exactly this reason.

The wide range of extra-curricular activities and the enrichment opportunities available to our pupils are further strengths of this school, which, we believe complement our academic standards, helping our pupils to thrive and prosper both within the classroom and beyond.

We are very proud of the achievements of this school, but we are not complacent. We continue to strive to be the very best we can be. The pupils and students at Sir John Nelthorpe School deserve no less.

This is a school with success at its heart. Our motto is "Fortis et Fidelis", and we endeavour to uphold these values in everything we do, every single day.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you are able to find the information you require. If you would like to know more about Sir John Nelthorpe School please contact us directly so that we can assist you further.

Mr R Biglands, Headteacher

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