Information regarding Nunthorpe Academy policies; available to download. If you can't find the policy that you require please email admin@nunthorpe.co.uk

Academy Closures Statement

Published March 2018 Download

This statement sets out the basic guidelines that an NMAT Academy will adopt in the case of a closure. It may have to be adapted to cater for individual, very specific circumstances.


Published March 2019 Download

This plan is drawn up in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Disability is defined under the Equality Act 2010 as “A physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.”


Published April 2020

Nunthorpe’s admission zone is as shown on the area map which is highlighted in yellow on our website. All parents are also strongly urged to consult the Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority Guide for Parents along with our Admission Policy which can be found at http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/Admissions


Published March 2019 Download

The aim of the Nunthorpe Academy Anti-Bullying Policy is to ensure that students can learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.


Published July 2019 Download

Nunthorpe want its students to make the most of their time at the Academy, not only for their education but also for their social development.


Published April 2020 Download

As an Academy, we believe that a safe and pleasant environment should be provided for all learners in our community. This environment should be one which maximises learning opportunities for the benefit of all learners.

Business Continuity Plan

Published March 2019 Download

This Business Continuity Plan (“BCP” or “Plan”) sets out the response arrangements which enable Nunthorpe Academy to prepare for, and recover from, serious incidents and unexpected disruptions.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Published July 2018 Download

“Careers guidance makes a difference. It’s in the engine room of social mobility; a vital part of the machinery of social justice. Good advice doesn’t just transform lives. It transforms our society by challenging the pre-conceived ideas about what each of us seek and what all of us can achieve.” John Hayes.

Charging and Remission

Published April 2020 Download

Our Directors acknowledge the right of all of our students to receive free state funded academy education and understands that activities offered wholly or mainly during normal learning time must be made available to all students regardless of their parents’ ability to help meet the cost.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Published April 2020

Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust (NMAT) aims to ensure that: Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare; All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding; Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues.

Children Looked After (CLA)

Published April 2020 Download

Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust (NMAT) believes that all CLA students have the same rights and entitlements to a high quality education as all children in our academies.

Competitive Tendering

Published April 2020 Download

This policy aims to ensure that: The academy trust’s funds are used only in accordance with the law, its articles of association, its funding agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook; The trust’s funds are used in a way that commands broad public support; Value for money (economy, efficiency and effectiveness) is achieved.


Published January 2020

Academies within the MAT are proud of their reputation for handling the relatively few complaints the Trust receives in a timely manner.

Control and Restraint

Published October 2019 Download

Nunthorpe Academy is committed to maintaining the safety of students and staff. Situations involving decisions about whether to use force can occur in the Academy.

Cycling, Motor Cycling, and Motor Vehicle

Published May 2017

Students in Years 7-11 should apply to Mr Richard Schofield or Mr Chris Boal, the Inclusion Officers at Nunthorpe Academy for a Cycling permit provided the conditions in the following policy are met.


Published April 2020 Download

The Equality Policy for Nunthorpe Academy brings together all previous policies, schemes and action plans around equality.

Equality Duty Statement

Published April 2020 Download

The Equality Act 2010 ensures that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work or when using services. It harmonises and streamlines 40 years of equalities legislation and protects employees and service users on the basis of certain “protected characteristics”.

Estranged Families

Published March 2018 Download

Nunthorpe is committed to ensuring that we are entirely impartial in the unfortunate circumstances of separated and divorced parents/carers who are estranged. Where parents/carers are unwilling and/or unable to communicate directly with each other, the academy will deal primarily with the parent/carer listed as living with the child/young person at the Main Residence.

External Communication

Published April 2015 Download

Nunthorpe is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and professional conduct for all who work with us and for us. We MUST take every query / complaint / issue seriously and treat all such matters with professional courtesy and respect.

First Aid

Published March 2017 Download

This academy is conscious of its obligations under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 and guidance from the Department for Education to provide adequate and appropriate first aid facilities for members of staff, students and visitors.

Health and Safety

Published May 2020 Download

Every colleague of Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust should read the Trust’s H&S policy which draws attention to the specific obligations of the Board of Trustees.

Homework and Independent Learning

Published May 2018 Download

Nunthorpe Academy has an absolute commitment to Homework and Independent Learning which supports, enhances, extends, consolidates and develops student learning and independence. It should be used by staff to enthuse, engage and motivate students to learn and foster their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.


Published January 2020 Download

This policy is to ensure Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust ‘the Trust’ complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), associated guidance and Codes of Practice issued under the legislation.

Information Security

Published May 2020

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) became enforceable across the United Kingdom. As part of Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust’s (NMAT’s) programme to comply with the new legislation it has written a new suite of Information Governance policies.

Learner Agreement

Published April 2020 Download

We are proud of our reputation as an academy which embraces all that is excellent about innovation in learning with all that is excellent about traditional values.


Published May 2020 Download

NMAT regards academy buildings and grounds as a community asset and will make reasonable effort to make them available for use as much as possible. However, the overriding aim of the Trust is providing the best possible facilities for the education of its students and any lettings of premises to outside organisations will be considered […]

Lock Down

Published January 2020 Download

Safeguarding students is at the top of our agenda in all NMAT Academies. Schools in the UK are normally a safe place for children; but as events both overseas and at home have shown, they can become involved in an emergency at any time.

Medical Conditions and Medicines Management

Published July 2018 Download

Nunthorpe Academy is committed to ensure that students with medical conditions are supported. Nunthorpe is an inclusive community that supports and welcomes students with medical conditions.

Near Miss Protocol

Published May 2020 Download

Every employee in Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust has a responsibility for managing risk in their workplace. An essential part of NMAT’s risk management process is to have in place an effective system of recording and responding to any situation which could have led to a serious injury or significant loss or harm to the Academy […]

Parent Partnership

Published July 2019 Download

At Nunthorpe Academy we recognise the importance of and value parental involvement in the life and development of the Academy. We believe that education is a collaborative enterprise involving, amongst others, parents, staff and children.

Pregnant Students and Young Parents

Published May 2020 Download

This document is intended for academies whose students include pregnant students, fathers-to-be and school age parents. It contains guidance on how schools can support pregnant students, fathers-to-be and school age parents, so that they may continue their education, allowing them to reach their full potential and manage this along with the demands of their new […]

Privacy Notice

Published May 2020

Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the school uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ (sometimes called ‘fair processing notices’) to individuals where we are processing their personal data.

Provider Access

Published March 2018 Download

This policy statement sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the academy for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

PSHE Citizenship

Published July 2018 Download

At Nunthorpe Academy we take a whole school approach to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship. This reflects the needs of the pupils, the ethos of the school and the broad aims of the National Curriculum.


Published November 2015 Download

As good time keeping is a key employability and life skill we need to ensure our students understand its importance and encourage them to value this. There needs to be a clear process in the management and monitoring of punctuality to enable staff and students to understand their role in this process.

Records Management

Published May 2020 Download

This policy recognises that an effective records management programme is key to facilitating the Trust’s compliance with the legal and regulatory obligations as defined in the Trust’s Information Policy. This policy should be read in conjunction with the Trust’s Information Governance Policy Framework.

Risk Assessment

Published June 2019 Download

A risk assessment is an important tool in protecting colleagues, pupils, visitors, contractors, etc by analysing hazards and identifying risk reduction measures.

Smoke Free

Published April 2020 Download

This policy has been developed to protect all employees, workers, students and visitors from exposure to second hand smoke and to assist compliance with the Health Act 2006.

Special Education Needs

Published April 2020 Download

Nunthorpe Muti Academy Trust and all of their Academies are committed to ensuring that every individual student has every opportunity to achieve full potential. NMAT fully support the principles of Inclusive Education for all students with additional needs and complies with the statutory requirement laid out in the DFE’s SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014).

Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural SMSC

Published April 2020

The SMSC development of our students is central to the ethos pedagogy of Nunthorpe Academy. This policy defines what we mean by SMSC development and outlines strategies to secure its development in all of our students.


Published May 2020 Download

This policy is concerned with the use and governance of surveillance technology, and the processing of Personal Data which has been collected by using surveillance technology.

Uniform and Equipment

Published April 2020 Download

Our 11-16 uniform aims to ensure all students maintain a professional, business-like appearance in keeping with Nunthorpe Academy’s exceptionally high standards and expectations.

Visitor Behaviour

Published October 2019 Download

NMAT encourages close links with parents and the communities in which it’s Academies function. It believes that students benefit when the relationship between home and the academy is a positive one.

Vulnerable Students Action Plan (including Pupil Premium)

Published April 2020

The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main schools funding, in order to address the current inequalities between students who are in receipt of Free School Meals or have been in the preceding six years and those who are not.