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Why Shotton Hall?

Why Shotton Hall?

The Academy at Shotton Hall is a fully comprehensive Academy in Peterlee which provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for 11 – 16 year olds. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were judged to be 'Outstanding' - the highest accolade a school can achieve.

The answer to the question "Why Shotton Hall?" is simple - we can offer your child a well rounded education in a place of excellence where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Your child will be in a warm and supportive environment and will encounter challenging, exciting and enjoyable educational experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Our school is a fantastic environment for children to learn in, offering them state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to enhance their education.

Our exam results speak for themselves with 73% of this year's GSCE students gaining maths and English GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (broadly similar to the old A*- C passes).

However, we believe that academic success alone is not enough and, as an Academy who specialises in performing arts, we take great pride in the extra dimension that dance, drama and musical activities bring to children's school experience. As anyone who has ever been to one of our wonderful school musicals will tell you, we can certainly give the bigger productions a run for their money!

Our motto is ‘Achievement through Partnership’ where education is seen as a partnership between school, home and the community and where we aim to bring out the best in every child together.

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Admissions

The North East Learning Trust is the admissions authority and determines admissions in accordance with criteria outlined in our admissions policy. The published admission number for Year 7 entry in September 2021 is 230. 

Admissions policy
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A message from our principal Alex Hook

I became a teacher because I believe in fairness and equal opportunities. I also believe that every child has the right to an excellent education. Learning is at the heart of any good society and the opportunity to learn from teachers who are committed, enthusiastic and innovative is a right that all children should have. At The Academy at Shotton Hall, I pride myself on our ability to offer each child this opportunity. 

I am delighted to lead a team of exceptional teaching staff, supported by committed governors and to be working in such an energetic environment – a place where the determination of our youngsters to succeed and the passion of our teachers to make a difference makes me proud to be principal.

Miss Hook - Vice principal

Our prospectus

School years are amongst the most important in our lives, helping us to develop the knowledge, skills and characteristics we need to succeed. At The Academy at Shotton Hall, we work hard to give every child the very best start we can.