Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

A welcome to Thorp Academy from our Principal

I would like to welcome you to Thorp Academy, a Northern Education Trust academy which is one of the top performing schools in the local area. At Thorp, English & Mathematics are the cornerstones of our curriculum model as we believe attaining a strong pass in these subjects will open up our students life chances. Our model is tried, proven and successful and that is why both our English & Mathematics pass rates are significantly above the national average and in the top 20% of schools in the North East of England for this performance measure.

Thorp Academy has a reputation for commitment to students of all abilities and a renowned level of pastoral care. This is the result of a stable, dedicated and highly effective team of staff ensuring that pupils have every opportunity to succeed in a huge variety of activities in and out of the classroom.

We aim to find the route to excellence for every pupil in their time with us and to develop a lifelong love of learning. We expect every student who joins us to do his or her very best, to be happy and feel safe at the academy.

Thorp is part of the Northern Education Trust (NET) together with nine other secondary schools and ten primaries across the North of England. Being part of the NET family enables us to share best practice in order to progress the life chances of all of our students.

The resources of all schools are used to provide a stimulating learning environment which inspires children to do their best. The trust is distinctive in its values but inclusive in its nature.

Choosing a school for your son or daughter can be amongst the most difficult decisions a parent has to make. At Thorp they will have the benefit of a safe and successful school with strong academic curriculum that has been developed to put students first and give them every opportunity to succeed in their future careers.

We look forward to working with parents as close partners in providing a challenging and exciting education for young people.

Principal Karen Hailes


Karen Hailes

Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.