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Statutory Information & Policies

Aims & Values 

Northgate’s aims underpin everything that we do. They are a key part of the day‐to‐day life of the school and are at the core of our strategic planning.

Our aims are:

  1. Teaching for Learning: To encourage all learners to engage fully in their learning by developing lively, enquiring minds and valuing achievement.
  2. Inclusive Learning: To continue to develop an inclusive learning ethos by seeking to remove barriers and maximise opportunities for all.
  3. Behaviour for Learning: To encourage students to be actively involved in their learning and to embrace the Northgate Values of respect, determination and teamwork.
  4. Learning Community: To develop a strong school community that works in partnership with parents, the local community and other stakeholders.
  5. Learning Environment: To provide a safe, healthy, stimulating learning environment for students and staff, ensuring that appropriate resources are available to support the learning process.

The Northgate Values are Respect, Determination and Teamwork; students are expected to demonstrate these values both in and outside of lessons. The whole school community is encouraged to embody these values in their interactions with each other - please see below.


Northgate Values

Behaviour Policy

The school has a long history of supporting students to reach their full potential. We remain committed to building on this firm foundation.

Please click on the links below to view the policies

Catch-up Premium Funding

Details of our use of the COVID catch-up premium can be found by clicking on the following link:

Charging & Remissions

The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, trips and residential experiences, can make towards students’ personal and social education.

The Governing Body aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the students of the school and as additional optional activities.

The Governing Body reserves the right to make a charge in certain circumstances for activities organised by the school. The Charging and Remissions Policy can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


Schools are required to have a procedure for dealing with complaints relating to the school.

The purpose of the procedure is to resolve complaints brought against the school. The procedure explains how to make a complaint and what to expect from the school in response. It also tells complainants what they can do if they are unable to settle the complaint with the school.

For further information please click on the following document:

Curriculum Overview

Details of the Curriculum at Northgate High School and Sixth Form can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Data Protection

Please click on the link below for our Data Protection policy.

DfE Performance Tables

The Department for Education Performance Tables can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


The page relating to Northgate High School can be found here:

Exam Results

Year 11 Exam Results

In 2022, our Year 11 students achieved the following results:

  • A Progress 8 score of 0.01.
  • An Attainment 8 score of 50.6, compared to a national average of 48.7.
  • 54.0% of students achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths, compared to a national average of 50%.
  • The average points score for the English Baccalaureate was 4.25, compared to a national average of 4.27.

In 2020 (the most up-to-date data available), 96% of students had a sustained place in education, training or employment, compared to 94% nationally.

Sixth Form Exam Results

In 2022, our A level students achieved:

  • An attainment score of 35.2 points

In 2019 (the most up-to-date data available) retention figures were as follows:

  • 97.2% of students completed their main study programme, compared to 91.3% nationally.

In 2020 (the most up-to-date data available) destination figures were as follows:

  • 90% of students progressed to a sustained education or employment place, compared to 79% nationally.

Equalities Duties

The Northgate Equalities Objectives and Equalities Policy (including SEN and disability provision) can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Financial Information

We have one employee with a gross annual salary over £100,000.

The school’s financial benchmarking information can be found here: 

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report 2019 – Northgate remains a ‘Good’ school

Northgate had a Section 8 Ofsted Inspection on 13th and 14th November 2019 to confirm that the school ‘remained good’.  Three inspectors spent a day observing lessons and social times, and talking with a range of staff and students.  The lead inspector remained for a second day, collating a range of feedback and evidence from further observations and discussions to ensure that we are maintaining high standards in all areas of our provision.

It is important to note that Northgate was inspected under the new inspection framework which was introduced in September 2019, and the inspection report, which can be accessed via the link below, has been written to reflect Ofsted’s new framework and reporting processes.

In summary, the inspector identified many positives about Northgate, our students, staff and governors, and provided us with two key suggestions of areas to focus on to continue to ensure that our provision is effective.  This feedback has been incorporated into our school improvement planning.

Thank you to those who took the time to share their views with the inspection team – students, parents and staff – at such short notice

Miss R Mackie


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an income stream payable to maintained schools based on the number of students in Year 1 to Year 11 who are:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Have been eligible for free school meals in the previous 6 years
  • Looked after children
  • Children of members of the regular armed forces.

To view the Pupil Premium Statement please click on the following link:


Relationship & Sex Education

Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education are about helping young people develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds. It should enable them to know what a healthy relationship looks like, what makes a good friend, a good colleague and a successful committed relationship. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity.

Our students are living in a vastly complex world and living their lives both off and online. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. Our aim at Northgate High School is to ensure that in this environment, children and young people know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

Please click on the link below to view the policy.


The purpose of Northgate High School’s Safeguarding Policy is to ensure that procedures are in place so that every child who is a registered student at the school is safe and protected. Please click on the link below to view the policy.

School Day

Please find the timings of the school day below

Northgate School Day 2023-24

Our school week is 32 hours and 5 minutes.

Self-evaluation & Improvement Planning Summary

The Northgate Self-Evaluation and Improvement Planning Summary can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Special Educational Needs

The Northgate SEN Report, SEN Policy and Local Offer, Accessibility Plan, and Equalities Objectives and Policy can be viewed by clicking on the following links:


Contact Us

Northgate High School
Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

Tel: 01473 210 123