Welcome to North Leamington School
I want NLS to be a happy school, with high standards and expectations; a place to be proud of, where every individual is valued for their unique contribution to the school. I want success to be recognised and celebrated at every opportunity and for everyone to thrive.
We are on the next stage of our very exciting journey as a school, from 'Good' to 'Outstanding'. Results are progressively improving year on year, and the new intake for September 2016 is over-subscribed, sending a very strong message to our community that NLS is a popular choice for parents and carers; I therefore look forward to working with you all to build a strong, supportive partnerships that continue to move the school forward.
I am passionate in my desire that every student at the school has the best possible learning experience to develop the skills and abilities needed to be successful in life. We are a non-selective, 11-18 community school complete with 21st Century educational and recreational facilities. We will deliver outstanding teaching and learning in this wonderful environment, where students will develop the ability to be resilient, resourceful, reflective individuals who can work collaboratively to reach their full potential and be able to cope with the rapidly changing world in which they live in.
We care about all our students and will support and challenge them throughout their seven years at the school so that they feel safe, are happy in school, and become both confident and successful. Our Vertical Tutoring system had been designed to support this by making sure that every student has their own personal Learning Mentor, who will track their progress and support their needs to maximise their potential as they progress through the school.
We encourage everyone to take individual responsibility for the schools collective success and will actively encourage all our students, staff, parents/carers and wider community to work together for the benefit of all. Our students are our community's future, and we will give them opportunities to show leadership and to act as role models for younger students as part of our enrichment curriculum.
We respect ourselves and each other, our local and global communities and the environment. This is the message of the school's Code of Conduct. Our status as an International School, as an Eco School and as an Investor in People are of critical importance to us in our whole approach to Respect. We want to do our professional best to enable all our students to become positive global citizens of the future, as our Central Aim states.
As the Headteacher of this wonderful school, I will invest in the capability of every member of our community and help them to achieve their potential. I look forward to meeting and working with you all in the future.
In recognition of our educational excellence in Art, Dance, Drama and Music, NLS was granted Specialist School status as a Performing Arts College in 1999. The DfES has confirmed our status to 2008.
The Government provides considerable extra annual funding to enable us to develop and promote the Arts within both the school curriculum and the local community. This initiative provides authentic breadth and balance to the school's curriculum for all students. The high quality of this work was highlighted again in 2002 by the attainment of the Arts Council's 'Artsmark Gold' Award. NLS also gained 'Sportsmark' status from Sport England in 2004 in recognition of our commitment to promoting physical activity and school sport.NLS holds Investor in People status, (2001 and again in 2004), this reflects the strength of our community working together.
DfES International School Intermediate Status gained April 2005 further Certificated to recognise outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum in September 2007.
In September 2009 the Sixth-Form Centre transferred to the New Adult Learning Centre on the New University Style Campus on the Sandy Lane site. The Adult Learning Centre provides dedicated facilities for Sixth-Form Education including:
- A large dedicated centre that has been designed specifically to meet the needs of young adult learners
- Bespoke Sixth-From Study Area with state-of-the-art resources including ICT
- Specialist Media Studies Suite
- Sixth-Form Common Room
- Sixth-Form Dining Area
- Specialist Sixth-Form teaching spaces including Lecture Theatre; seminar rooms; Media suite; Science laboratories etc.
- Shared use of ultra modern facilities including 400 seat theatre; Dance studios; Music suites and control rooms; Drama studios; Sports Centre, Technology , Engineering, Design and Art
- Integrated ICT resources designed into the new build
Clean high quality eco friendly environment to support learning and student welfare.
At NLS we treat each student as an individual and with respect. Students are allocated a Tutorial Group and a specialist Sixth Form Learning Mentor.
Your Learning Mentor will provide individual guidance and support on all academic and pastoral issues. Students also have full access to a confidential self-support service provided by an independent counselling service.
There is a full programme of Careers Guidance from both school-based specialists and from Warwickshire Connexions Service. Students also have the advantage of an excellent Career and Higher Education Library and a full programme of support for University Application and Entry, including Oxbridge.
In the context of a high-quality, inclusive learning environment, i.e. an 'open access' Sixth-Form Centre, achievement is excellent and attainment is good. Students make greater than the expected progress at A2: LAT+2.95
Performance has continued to improve with the points per entry increasing year on year.
What our students say: 'I feel that I have been prepared academically and socially for Uni over the last two years'.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact North Leamington School directly.