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The Communities

At the North School we believe that outstanding pastoral and academic care is key to being a successful school; we have a holistic approach ensuring that all students are well supported socially, emotionally and academically and the Communities are at the heart of this support.

The North School is organised into two Learning Communities - KS3 and KS4, together with the Sixth Form.  The students in each community stage are supported academically by the Learning Leaders and pastorally by the Principal and Vice Principal of Communities as well as Senior Pastoral Support Manager and the Pastoral Support Assistant for the respective year group.  Attached to each Community is a team of tutors and tutor groups.

The aim of organising the school into two communities is to improve the quality of relationships in school as well as improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Community Structure

 Each year group is its own community with staff in place to ensure complete academic and pastoral care


Years 7-11

Years 12-14

Mr S Eede (SEE)

SAHT/Principal of Communities


Mrs J Cutts (JCU)

AHT/Vice Principal of Communities


Mrs S Matthews (SMT)

AHT/Director of 6th Form

Academic Care - Learning Leaders

Key Stage 3 Learning Leaders

Key Stage 4 Learning Leaders

Key Stage 5 Learning Leader

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12-14

Miss Dantes

Mrs Koselj

Mr Dehara

Mr Silvester

Miss Jupp

Mr Robbins

KS3 Pastoral Leader - Miss Williams

KS4 Pastoral Leader - Mrs Baksh


Miss Bush

Miss Wightman

Mrs Knight

Mrs Pithers

Mrs Griggs

Miss Wright