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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Dententions are held after school 3-4pm and are whole academy detentions, any student given a detention will make their way to the designated area at the end of the school day, these run from Monday to Friday each week.

Parents are informed by telephone call / text message the day before the detention in order to organise transport if necessary. Detentions are used to copy out the Behaviour Policy, catch up work missed and/or to discuss behaviour improvement in the areas required.

Disabled Access

As Nunthorpe was built over 55 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 Governors)

This is an extremely rare sanction at Nunthorpe. Parents and the student are expected to meet a panel of Academy Governors 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 a Pastoral Support Plan (PSP).


Any student 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.