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Welcome to Glenthorne High School


Glenthorne is a thriving, highly successful, mixed comprehensive school for 1400 pupils between the ages of 11 and 19. We are a Specialist Arts College, a Training School and an Applied Learning School.

 

About us

Glenthorne is a thriving, highly successful, mixed comprehensive school for 1400 pupils between the ages of 11 and 19. We are a Specialist Arts College, a Training School and an Applied Learning School. We have a reputation for excellence; we are well known for standards of achievement and behaviour.

At KS4 we offer a personalised curriculum for all students with a strong core curriculum and a range of option subjects including GCSEs and BTEC qualifications. Our Sixth form is a well established centre of excellence. Our students are motivated, challenged and supported to realise their potential and gain the academic qualifications they require for their chosen career or for entry into Further or Higher Education. We offer a range of level 2 and 3 qualifications including A levels and BTEC qualifications. We run five academy programmes in the sixth form: Football, Media, Drama, Dance and Music. In the football and golf academies, students follow a programme for professional player development alomgside their academic studies. In the Music, Dance and Drama academies, students get the opportunity to follow an academy programme to prepare them for the Creative Arts Industry. The school is well equipped with extensive sporting facilities comprising a sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, hard courts and a football pitch. We have a Sixth Form centre which houses study facilities, tutorial rooms and a large Sixth Form common room. We are also a centre of excellence in the Performing Arts with extensive facilities including 4 drama studios, dance studio, fully equipped music class rooms, 2 media suites as well as a recording studio. We have a new suite of rooms for health and social care and childcare where we offer a range of courses in the sixth form. A new Performing Arts Centre is completed. We pride ourselves on providing education for life and the skills and knowledge required for work. We expect students to study independently and work hard to achieve their best. We treat Sixth Formers as young adults; we aim to provide opportunities to enable students to develop academically, personally, socially, and to become active, responsible members of the community. We are proud of our history, our success and achievements, and our reputation for high standards and high expectations. GCSE results in 2014 for example, were 86% 5 A*-C with 79% of our pupils gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. We were last inspected in May 2012 and were judged to be an outstanding school in all five categories. “Achievement for All” is our motto and guiding principle. We have established an Achievement Culture in which everyone can succeed. We aim to develop each individual’s talent and release each individual’s unique potential. We therefore strive to meet the needs of all pupils across the ability spectrum: •We have excellent support and intervention for special needs pupils, including intensive reading recovery, spelling and handwriting clubs, homework support, speech and language classes and in-class support. •We have acceleration, extension and enrichment for our many Gifted and Talented pupils: •Fast-track GCSE classes in Maths and Drama. •Enrichment classes starting at 7.45am in Triple Science, Music, Drama and Dance. •A range of extra-curricular activities commended by OFSTED to extend and enrich. Rewards We believe you get the best out of children through praise, encouragement and reward. We give rewards for effort and participation to motivate and inspire: commendations, certificates, cinema vouchers, reward trips, and a very special Awards Evening every year in June. Traditional Values We believe in structure and traditional values. We aim to provide a happy, safe, secure school for pupils in a caring environment. We promote a structured learning environment with an emphasis on the importance of homework. We have a traditional approach to discipline with zero tolerance of disruption and we believe in the traditional values of courtesy, respect and consideration for others, punctuality and a pride in the uniform of the school.

Facilities available

Health and Social Care Suite

ICT suites Media Suite

Music Recording Suite

Performing Arts Centre

Sixth Form Suite

Sports Hall and Fitness Suite

Additional support

We pride ourselves on providing education for life and the skills and knowledge required for work. We expect students to study independently and work hard to achieve their best. We treat Sixth Formers as young adults; we aim to provide opportunities to enable students to develop academically, personally, socially, and to become active, responsible members of the community.

Learner success

We are proud of our history, our success and achievements, and our reputation for high standards and high expectations. GCSE results in 2014 for example, were 82% 5 A*-C with 75% of our pupils gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. We were last inspected in May 2012 and were judged to be outstanding in all five catergories.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Glenthorne High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 May 2015
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