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  • "This is a GOOD school"

    Published 26/02/19

     

    The Robert Napier School is immensely proud to be recognised as a ‘Good’ school in all categories, with an additional acknowledgement of the Outstanding provision for the Personal Development and Welfare of the students in its care.

     

    It has been 16 years since the last overall Good inspection, and the first time in the school’s inspection history that the school has achieved a ‘Good’ in all categories, including for the Quality of Teaching and Learning.

    The staff and students are delighted with the recognition of the significant amount of hard work that has gone into returning the school to one which the local community can be proud to send their children.

     

    Inspectors recognised the school as “An exceptionally caring and inclusive environment”’ where there are “positive relationships between staff and pupils” and that “The school’s highly inclusive ethos ensures that these and all other pupils are safe and exceptionally well cared for.” They also praised the “well designed curriculum” and, for the first time in 20 years, have recognised that “leaders’ and teachers’ hard work has ensured that the quality of teaching is now good”.

     

    The school, while immensely pleased with this recognition, is still determined to raise standards even further so that they can reach ‘Outstanding’ by the next inspection.

     

    It has not been a journey without its challenges, with the 2014 HMI monitoring visit recognising that leaders were not taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified in the previous inspection. A change in Headteacher and the majority of the leadership team has helped to drive up standards significantly, with the most recent inspection recognising that “Together with his dedicated senior and middle leaders, the Headteacher has successfully transformed the culture of the school.

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  • Press Release from Headteacher

    Published 07/01/19

    Re Incident on Friday 4th January 2019

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  • Help The Homeless This Christmas By Supporting Our Charity Drive

    Published 07/12/18

    The school community is coming together to support Crisis.

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  • Year 7 Welcome Special Guest For Careers Assembly

    Published 27/11/18

    Marie Colgan from the Department for Work and Pensions make a special visit.

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  • Kent Fire and Rescue Deliver Presentations To Year 8, 10 and 11

    Published 21/11/18

    Successful talks were given to a range of different year groups on Tuesday 20th November.

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  • 6th Form Open Evening - Thursday 15th November

    Published 08/11/18
    Thursday sees our annual Sixth Form Open Evening, an opportunity for those in Year 11 to come and visit the school and see what we do, to help them make informed decisions about their choices for next year. Current Robert Napier pupils, plus those cu
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  • 'Tea and Talk' For World Mental Health Day

    Published 12/10/18

    The session was a collaboration between Sixth Form and staff.

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  • Consultation Admission Arrangements for 2020/21

    Published 11/10/18

    The six week consultation period for the admission arrangements for 2020/2021 begins on Monday 15th October 2018. 

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  • Students, Staff and Parents Attend Highly Successful Rewards Evening

    Published 28/09/18

    Guests were treated to an evening of live music and performance.

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  • Year 9 Students To Work On Installation Piece At Royal Engineers Museum

    Published 21/09/18

    As part of new partnership, students saw a real Victoria Cross medal.

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  • First KS3 Football Summer School Proves To Be Great Success

    Published 05/09/18

    Year 7 and 8 students enjoyed a week of football-themed activities.

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  • GCSE Results Day Success!

    Published 23/08/18
    The Robert Napier School was proud to celebrate significantly improved results at GCSE today. Headteacher Andrew Minchin said "This amazing outcome is the culmination of the students’ sheer hard work and determination to succeed, supported
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