Welcome to Heaton Manor School
We are delighted you wish to find out about the school and very much hope that the information here helps you to understand more about Heaton Manor. We hope you get the feel of a vibrant and exciting school that puts students first and genuinely believes that every single student matters.
We believe the key to success for our students is to find an appropriate pathway for them, so as they move through their educational journey they have an enjoyable and happy experience that is tailored to meet their individual needs. We have hard working and gifted staff, both teaching and associate, as well as supportive parents and governors, all of whom work together to develop innovative approaches to learning.
Our objective is to guarantee success for every individual and much of what we do is designed to find the key that unlocks their interests and skills, enabling them to be successful during their time here and beyond.
Heaton Manor Sixth Form is all about making the right choices
In choosing Heaton Manor Sixth Form you are joining one of the finest, most successful Sixth Forms in Newcastle and one that is genuinely unique. It is one of the most popular Sixth Form centres in the city with over 400 students studying with us.
If you want to get lost in a huge FE college, or want a small, limited Sixth Form bolted onto a lower school, Heaton Manor is not for you.
We currently offer over 30 AS and A Level courses, enabling students to compose a programme of study that meets their individual needs, supporting progression onto the next step beyond the Sixth Form. It doesn't stop with just A Levels. There are BTEC Programmes for Science, IT, Media, Business, Computing, and Childcare.
We focus on a core of close to 400 students in outstanding, dedicated facilities at Heaton Manor School. We think we are just the right size; big enough to offer leading amenities, excellent teaching and vibrant social life, but small enough to really focus on our students and help you make the right choices to succeed at university, in life and in employment.
Furthermore, our students really do succeed - well above most other schools. Year on year we see some of the best results in the city and our students going on to the UK’s leading universities. 60% of our students get an A*, A or B and our overall pass rate is 98.4%. Sixth Form study is mainly about getting the preparation and grades you need for the university course or career you want.
Our prospectus contains a wealth of useful information, but you can find more here on our website or by contacting us via email or telephone.
If students are happy, safe and supported they flourish at school and will achieve their personal best.
Supporting students is our top priority, whether this is monitoring and keeping them on track with their learning or whether they need help to deal with personal, social or other issues.
Every student at Heaton Manor is treated equally and fairly. We believe the needs of every child are important and we wish to ensure that all students are listened to and cared for.
How are students supported?
At Heaton Manor School, we seek to create a tolerant, inclusive community in which each person is respected and recognised as of equal value. We adopt a policy of positive behaviour management, which encourages students to take responsibility for their own actions and to consider their impact on others. Young people are encouraged to develop strategies to enable them to behave appropriately and to respond in socially acceptable ways.
We believe that students respond best to a calm atmosphere with clear and consistent messages; that praise and reward and the celebration of success create an environment of mutual support and respect.
Tutor groups are arranged in mixed ability sets and every tutor group has a teacher tutor. Looking after these tutors are Year Learning Co-ordinators (teaching staff) and Year Managers (non-teaching staff), so no one feels lost in a big group and everyone gets personal attention with a feeling of belonging.
Heaton Manor is committed to equal opportunities. Students with special educational needs are supported by a comprehensive learning development team with learning assistants. We also have a wide range of support structures in place, such as a Counsellor and Family Support Worker, an Attendance Team and trained Child Protection staff.
We take seriously any problems that might get in the way of learning so issues such as bullying are dealt with quickly through year teams and Faculty Heads.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Heaton Manor School directly.