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Many sixth form girls have returned to playing team games upon joining the school. The juniors were delighted that they could choose which sport they wanted, so younger girls are doing rugby and boys high fives. Tutors keep in as close touch with families as necessary and are renowned for speedy phone calls and emails. If any unkindness is going on between pupils, tutors, who know their group so well over time, pick up on it quickly. When we visited it was Explore week in the junior school and the children were having great fun going out exploring Nottingham...

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At Nottingham High School we have a well-deserved national reputation both for our academic achievements and for the high standards achieved in the wide range of activities we offer. We are proud of our tradition, but at the same time have a strong sense of purpose for the future. Ours is a diverse, down-to-earth school which thrives on curiosity, challenge, encouragement and kindness; a community where intelligent pupils from a wide variety of social backgrounds are given the maximum opportunity to strive for the highest standards. Full admissions policies and processes can be found on our website. Entry at 11 is by examinations in Maths, English & VR, and includes a 15 minute interview. Entry at 16 is by interview and is conditional upon GCSE performance. Entry to Junior and Infant Schools are by assessment commensurate with age of child. ...Read more

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Since 2007, Kevin Fear BA PGCE, educated at Douai and Southampton University. Head of history at King's Chester before joining Nottingham High in 2000 as senior teacher and then deputy head with academic and marketing responsibilities. In appearance reassuring and kindly, Kevin is fast talking and driven, an example of how staying in one school for some time can result in racing car pace, constantly pushing forward from a position of secure inside knowledge. He wants the High School to be unquestionably the top school in the region and his development plans include growing the school from the bottom up. Parents love Kevin’s blogs and Twitter feeds. Pupils find him approachable and tell us that he attends ‘everything’. His headmaster’s lunches held weekly are seen as a practical manifestation of his desire to get...

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Special Education Needs

The SEN department has progressed greatly in the last few years and now has two members of staff: one full time SENCo and one subject teacher who does a part timetable in learning support. Our aim is to enable our pupils with learning difficulties to achieve their full potential whatever that might be. Pupils needing support are withdrawn on a rota basis depending on need. This can be short term or throughout their time at the school. Support sessions may take the form of specific specialist dyslexic teaching, or revision and study skills to support access to the curriculum. The department has a high profile within the school with an open-door policy for any pupil who needs support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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