Notton House is a residential school specialising in the care and education of boys aged 9 to 16. In the main our pupils are of average or above average academic potential and have Special Educational Needs characterised by Behavioural, Emotional, Social and Difficulties (B.E.S.D.) often underpinned by specific learning difficulties and / or syndromes such as Aspergers, Tourette's, ADHD and so on.
We meet our pupils' needs by:
Providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced, stimulating and relevant to the pupil's present and future needs.
By affording all our pupils access to appropriately demanding academic, social and vocational courses.
By providing a safe, caring environment matched to their needs and by ensuring that each of them feels valued.
By providing each pupil with a planned programme of personal, social and emotional development.
By providing excellent resourcing in material and staffing terms.
Education and Training
We promote the academic development of our pupils by providing the following:-
Class sizes of 8 all supported by L.S.A.s.
Excellent specialist teaching facilities. We have a purpose built education centre with classrooms surrounding a large sports hall.
A purpose built Lower School with primary based classrooms.
Individual education plans.
Full access to the N.C. at K.S.2, 3 and 4, modified and differentiated as appropriate.
A planned emotional literacy programme
A range of examination courses.
Careers education and vocational training.
College link courses.
Work experience programme.
Personalised education packages in Yr. 11 (inc. Life--Skills).
" This is a very good school. It is very well led by the Headteacher. Teaching is good and often very good and students make good progress in their learning. Students are very well cared for and learn to trust and respect the adults and each other.
The school provides a safe calm and purposeful environment. High expectations and access to a broad and balanced curriculum and additional activities, enable students to realise their full potential academically, socially, morally and emotionally."
Ofsted inspection report Jan 04.