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A very strong all-round school, achieving academic and extracurricular excellence while keen to avoid being a hothouse. As one parent put it, 'They know boys – they work them hard, feed them well and give them lots of exercise.' Teachers enthusiastic and dedicated and have friendly, good-humoured relationships with the pupils. Parents value the 'wealth of experiences' on offer: several lunch time clubs, which pupils help run – reading, arts, politics, debating, philosophy, community action; CCF with…

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What the school says...

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 boys 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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Electronic Products at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking German at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)

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Since 2007, Mr Kevin Fear BA PGCE (40s), educated at Douai and Southampton University. Taught at The King's School, Chester, from 1986, joined Nottingham High, 2000, as senior teacher, 2004 deputy head with academic and marketing responsibilities. Married to Denise; two children: girl at the Girls' High and boy at the junior school.

Approachable, open, modest, has overseen considerable building development and improved staff conditions since his appointment. Very focused on communication with parents via surveys, also his blog (worth a read) and is one of only a few HMC heads on Twitter. Keen to maintain the school's high standards in all areas and continue to produce well-rounded boys who enjoy school life, don't feel pressured to achieve and would perform well at interviews. Interested in IT and sport, especially football.<br...

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Special Education Needs

The SEN department has progressed greatly in the last few years and now has three members of staff: one full time SENCO and two subject teachers who do 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. Boys 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 boy who needs support. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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