Welcome to Kenton School
A message from our Principal
I am delighted to be able to address all prospective parents as you make choices about your child’s secondary school. You know how important your choice of secondary school is for your child’s success.
Our ideal starting point is that every pupil comes from a family who has positively chosen Kenton, because both child and family will start with commitment and confidence. Kenton remains a hugely popular choice with our parents.
Future Year 7 for September 2018 is once again over subscribed. Results have improved for the fifth consecutive year with 2017 being the best results yet. In Year 13 one in three results were either A or A* with the Average Point Score per pupil and per entry being the highest we have ever achieved.
“Kenton Sixth Form was rated top for academic progress across the city of Newcastle’s state schools and rated second for vocational progress"
Kenton Sixth Form was rated top for academic progress across the city of Newcastle’s state schools and rated second for vocational progress. We are delighted with the record breaking results our Year 11 pupils achieved last year.
With the Attainment scores set to be the highest the school has ever achieved. Results in Maths in particular were hugely pleasing with the department maintaining their excellent C/4+ above pass rate at 61% despite more difficult exams. Results in Art, Music and Triple Science were all hugely pleasing. We are pleased to note that our record attendance of 2015 (94.9%) has been maintained in 2016 and 2017.
GCSE predictions for this current Year 11 show that all of these statistics are set to rise again with the class of 2018 on course for the best results ever. There is much to celebrate at Kenton School and this prospectus will offer you a unique insight into the many changes and improvements we have made.
We hope it acts as a guide to enable you to ask the questions of the staff you find most pressing.
I feel hugely privileged to lead Kenton School and if you choose for your child to attend Kenton School I would wish to work with you; to ensure your child receives an outstanding education.
S Holmes-Carne, Principal
Our Values & Ethos
The values and ethos of our school are embodied in our school vision:
"Outstanding teaching and learning for all students, so that knowledge is embedded and disadvantage is not a barrier to learning. All students reach their potential, so that they are well placed for life beyond school. Ensuring confident, happy and resilient students, who treat others with compassion and respect."