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Welcome to The Appleton School


I am proud to be the headteacher of this Outstanding school as recognised by Ofsted following their recent inspection.

We are a mixed fully comprehensive school for students aged 11-18. We have an excellent reputation for providing high quality education and achieving outstanding exam results.

We are one of the country's leading Business and Enterprise Colleges and we take pride in the distinctive ethos this gives our school. Our main sponsor is The Arcadia Group, one of the UK's largest clothing retailers. Our partnership with them enables us to nurture the entrepreneurs of the future through an innovative and exciting curriculum.

Our school has recently gained national awards for its very high standards in the arts, its extra curricular provision for students, for staff training and for promoting a "healthy school" ethos. We have also received an International Awards for our work with schools in Uganda and Ethiopia.

We are incredibly proud of our students. We expect only the very best from them. We expect them to work hard and aim high. In return we are dedicated to developing each of them into successful, compassionate future leaders. 

Karen Kerridge, MA, BA (Hons), Head Teacher 

About us

he Appleton School is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve at their highest level. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum properly catering for individual needs. Such valuing is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect amongst all those involved in the learning process. The school recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a business and enterprise culture throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through the learning programme, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that properly prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Appleton School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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