Thank you for taking the time to view our new website; I trust that it will provide you with a glimpse of what we have to offer as a school.
At Ponteland High School we are committed to establishing ourselves as one of the very best schools in the country. In order to make this a reality we are focused on ensuring that students are fully supported, yet challenged to push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of.
Our driving aims are to develop a school community where our students are:
- Happy in school
- Feel safe and secure at all times
- Achieve exceptionally well
We believe that a key ingredient in our future success is in recruiting and retaining the very best staff who are committed to our school and students. High quality classroom practice is the key factor in supporting students’ academic success and we ensure that teaching staff are engaged in thoughtful reflection and collaborative training to promote continuous improvement. At the same time we know that schools are about so much more than just qualifications and we are developing a rich experience that offers our students a wide range of trips and visits to enhance the curriculum as well as an array of opportunities to engage in extra curricular activities.
The school has retained a strong commitment to learning languages as we feel this will provide our students with an advantage in later life. Our international dimension is further supported through opportunities to experience foreign visits; this year alone we have students travelling to Kenya, France, Germany and Ethiopia.
We know that our school is heading in the right direction and we would welcome you to come and visit us, speak to staff and students and get a feel for what life at Ponteland High School is really like.
Kieran McGrane (Headteacher)