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Choose Kenton School for Exceptional Education

Updated: Jun 27

Kenton School reception

It’s that time of year again when parents have to decide which secondary school they wish their child to attend next year.

Chances are, your local secondary school will already have held an open day so that you and your child can come to school, see the facilities, meet the staff and take the opportunity to imagine what it would be like to attend the school every day.

But how do you choose the best school for your child?

In May this year, Kenton School, which is one of the largest 11-19 academies in the North of England, became part of the Northern Leaders Trust, marking a new direction for the school.

With Ian Kershaw CEO of the trust since the start of this year - an educationist with many years of school improvement experience - together with the newly appointed executive principal, Lee Kirtley - another highly experienced education specialist - supported by a dedicated and highly motivated board of trustees, the school’s transformation is well underway.

How do these changes affect my child’s education?

They mean that Kenton School and Northern Leaders Trust will do their utmost to ensure that your child has the best possible education and school experience.

Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum. This enables all students to have high aspirations and to excel academically and socially.

Students speak warmly of Kenton being like a big family – they feel welcome, valued and secure.

This summer, our A-level students demonstrated another year of great results with many students meeting or exceeding their offers, allowing them to go to the UK’s best universities.

This year, outcomes in Biology, Sport, English (both Language and Literature) and Mathematics were particularly strong with a number of students gaining top grades.

Within these results, there were some outstanding individual performances. To name a few, Katherine Nicholson, gained A*A* and A and is studying Veterinary Science at Nottingham University. Maria Salter gained A*A*AA. She is studying Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University. Jessica Hastings was also successful in gaining A*AA and has been accepted study Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics at Oxford. Scott Donaldson gained D*A*B and is studying Performing Arts at Sunderland.

Everyone a leader

Our new strapline, Achievement, Students and Leaders matter, indicates our priorities and encompasses the idea that everyone is a leader and can be encouraged to develop leadership skills whether as a student, teacher or member of the support staff. This is how we can deliver the highest educational standards to young people.

If you have not visited Kenton School yet, please get in contact to book your personal visit. We’d love to meet you!

For more information contact us on 0191 214 2201 or email us on

Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle NE3 3RU

Achievement, Students and Leaders matter


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