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Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew School and 6th Form where we believe in Excellence for All.  We aim to provide  the education that we would want for those we love the most.  At Thorpe we are Aspiring Respectful and Engaged in all we do. 

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At Thorpe we celebrate excellent academic achievements.  We also care and are developing our pastoral curriculum to give the very best support to all our students to develop confident aspiring individuals who have the very best opportunities to be successful in life 

FAQ

We will talk to your current teachers as to who works well together.  You will be allocated to one of six Houses and you will know other people in that House.  You will also make new friends very quickly and this starts to happen when you visit us during the Summer term.  (You will be in the same House as any older brothers or sisters and, if you want, even be in the same Form).

Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form is a big school but it doesn’t take much time at all before you know your way around.  All the students and adults within the school are very friendly and they will soon help you out (and no, you won’t get into any trouble for being late in the first few days).  So, Theo, Ruby, Matthew and Summer you will be given a printed timetable and map.  ‘Buddies’ will also show you around the school on the first day.

Originally this school was two schools which have now joined.  Subjects are based on different sites, for example Mathematics is on the South Site and English is on the North Site.  This is the only difference, so when you are put into a form group it does not matter if this is North or South Site based.  You will also have five minutes between each lesson to get to your next class.

Your teachers will expect you to come to school ready and prepared for work. They will give reward points to those who show a good attitude to work and they will take action against any students whose behaviour stops others from learning (including contacting parents).

The answer to this is ‘Yes’.  In Year 7, the homework will be spread over a number of weeks, so you can work at it a bit at a time.  All the homework can be found on the school website so you can check it and get support from home.  (However, this doesn’t mean that your parents or anyone else can do it for you!)

Well, I hope not.  You will have nothing to worry about if your behaviour is good and you make a real effort with your work.  However, you can expect to get a detention if you behave in a poor manner and are stopping others from learning.

There will not be lots of big tests in Year 7 although we will give you a short test at the start of the academic year.  Your work is assessed as you go through the year.  Sometimes your teacher will mark it and sometimes either you or someone in your class will check your work.  The aim will always be to help you improve and learn from what you have done.

You will need to be up early each day as we start at 8.20 am.  You will have two lessons lasting one hour each and then a break time which lasts for 20 minutes.  After break time, there are two more lessons which again last one hour each.  Lunch time is at 12.55 pm. to 1.30 pm.  After lunch, you will spend 20 minutes in your forms followed by the last lesson of the day which ends at 3.05 pm.  However, the day doesn’t have to end there……

‘Yes’, there are lots of Clubs here at Thorpe St Andrew School including Music, Orchestra, Choir, Drama, Science and of course many sports including Dance and Athletics Clubs.

Yes, there are many opportunities for you to join in with sports outside of lessons (and you may get to use our brilliant All Weather Sports Pitch).  You can represent your House and hopefully go on to represent the school.

This is the fear that all new Year 7 students have and that is because in every school there are rumours and silly untrue stories.

Advice on the catchment area can be found by viewing www.whereilive.norfolk.gov.uk and click on school catchment, this will give you the most detailed information.  You can also call 0344 800 8020.  There is also a map of the catchment area which can be found in our admissions policy which can be viewed on our website.  Please note, the catchments of the seven listed schools are all contained within the overall catchment area for Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.  However, it should be noted that a family may not be living within the identified catchment area, although they may be attending one of the catchment schools.  Please check carefully so that you are clear if you are living within the catchment area or not.

We are an oversubscribed school, however if you wish to apply from out of catchment we always recommend that you put Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form as your first choice, t have a chance of obtaining a place.  Our Admissions Policy is available to view on our website.

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Thorpe High School and Sixth Form is part of the Yare Education Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales at Trust Central Office.
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