Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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All staff can use detention at the following times:

  • Break;
  • Lunch;
  • After the academy day.

Parents are informed by telephone call / text message where detentions after academy are longer than 10 minutes. Detentions are used to catch up work missed and/or to discuss behaviour improvement in the areas required.


We have a superb Board of Directors who perform their vital roles in leading our academy very well indeed. The Board of Directors membership and make up details are provided, in detail, in the ‘Governance’ section of the academy website.

Disabled Access

As Nunthorpe was built over 50 years ago, provision for the disabled is limited. We have full access on the ground floor with ramps at the front and rear of the academy, but access to the first and second floors is not possible at this time. However, within the Sixth Form Centre, full access is possible to all areas.

Disciplinary (Board of Directors)

This is an extremely rare sanction at Nunthorpe. Parents and the student are expected to meet a panel of academy directors who will discuss the student’s behaviours and their future, if any at Nunthorpe. This is sanctioned for either extreme behaviour or students who show no improvements whilst on PSP.


All students found to be in possession of, or under the influence of drugs can expect to be excluded pending permanent exclusion from Nunthorpe Academy.


All of our staff undertake a duty at some point during the working week. Staff monitor student’s behaviour around the campus and ensure that all students are safe. A number of staff on duty are partnered with a House Prefect, a senior student in either Year 10 or Year 11.