Virtual Open Evening
Our Virtual Open Evening is live!
Welcome to our Virtual Open Evening!
Meet our Heads of Department on our updated Virtual Tour (Virtual tour link to left of page)
Thank you for joining our live question and answer session.
If you have any further questions, please continue to use this form and a member of staff will be in touch to respond to your query.
Open Evening Information
Enter our competition and discover the Northgate community.
As you explore the different areas of our website, look out for the questions at the bottom of each of the following sections:
1) Virtual Tour
2) Subject Areas and Staff
3) The 5 R’s
5) Our Houses
6) Mrs Graves HoY 7
7) Head Boy/Girl Prefect team
8) Rewards and the School Council
9) The Northgate Learning Cycle
10) Headteachers’ Address
Once all the questions have been released, we will open up an entry form for you to submit your answers. If you have correctly answered all 10 questions, you will be entered in to a prize draw to WIN AN iPAD!!!
Below is a virtual tour of the school.
You can navigate through the school halls, familiarise yourself with the school’s layout and even take a look inside classrooms.
Click on the coloured circles throughout for more information and use the links to learn more from our heads of department.
Subject Areas and Staff
The 5 R's - Our Ethos
Filmed July 2019
Filmed July 2019
We aim to offer a large variety of clubs for all students to enjoy and get involved in.
You can see last year’s timetable below.
Our House System
All students are members of one of the following houses
Click on the images below to find out more about our houses.
Over the course of the academic year there are a variety of ways students are able to contribute to the House competition, whether through earning merits, gaining House tokens for being good Northgate citizens, or taking part in subject house competitions, House matches in a number of sports or sports day.
Mrs Graves HoY 7
This is an exciting time for you.
Choosing your secondary school is a big decision, and we are regularly updating our Year 6 Open Evening pages on the website with exciting information about Northgate, to help you choose.
We are all very proud of our school and we know you’ll see why over the coming weeks.
If you have any questions please do get in touch!
Mrs Graves, Head of Year 7
Head Boy/Girl Prefect team
(From Left to Right: Barney, Deputy Head Boy; Maisie, Head Girl; Jimmy, Head Boy; and Clara, Deputy Head Girl)
Hi Year 6,
We are the current Head Boy/ Girl team at Northgate.
Look out for our speech as part of our Virtual Open Evening on Thursday (1st October), and don’t forget to explore the website to find out more about what our school has to offer.
We love being part of the Northgate community and we know that you will too.
We hope to see you at Northgate in September!
Rewards and the School Council
At Northgate, we run a rewards scheme, put together by the School Council, which allows students to cash in merits received.
Merits can be awarded by staff for a variety of reasons including effort in class, smart uniform, representing the school and being a good Northgate citizen.
Students then have the opportunity to exchange their merits for a reward. There are a large variety of rewards on offer, including stationery, art equipment and Cafe North vouchers. The 2020-21 Rewards Catalogue can be viewed below.
All students have the opportunity to become a member of our School Council, and work with staff to make Northgate the best that it can be.
There are 4 School Council Teams which meet on a fortnightly basis:
- Social Team
- Well-Being Team
- Environment Team
- Northgate News
Members of our School Council have been involved in a number of special projects over the last few years, including recycling schemes and fundraising days.
The Northgate Learning Cycle
Learning in our classrooms follows the Northgate Learning Cycle, which underpins our entire curriculum. This was developed out of Sweller’s ‘Cognitive Load Theory’, a research based model which allows students to build up ‘Core’ knowledge and application of skills much sooner. This approach means that pupils quickly develop their ability to learn more independently, and therefore builds confidence in their ability to succeed.
All schemes of work, homework and classroom practice have been built around this. Examples of can be found on the subject specific pages of our website.