• Vision and Ethos

Head Teacherís Welcome

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its Sixth Form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, we combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.
 
We provide an atmosphere in which all our students feel supported and inspired to strive for their personal best. Our approach to academic study is varied, disciplined and fosters a life-long love of learning. We value community and celebrate diversity. As a result, our young people are able to make informed and positive life choices, and are equipped to face the challenges of a fast-changing, competitive and increasingly global environment.
 
We are proud of our track record of strong examination results, the wealth of our extra-curricular provision and the strength of our careers education, advice and guidance. We benefit from a wide range of facilities which support learning in a variety of disciplines, styles and environments. Our specialisms model innovation and best practice across the school and maintain productive links with local schools and the wider national and international community.
 
Our students are supported by a team of highly qualified, hard-working and caring teaching and support staff and a well informed and supportive Governing Body, all of whom are united in their desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.
 
It is a pleasure and a privilege to be headteacher here, and I very much look forward to welcoming you to The Norton Knatchbull School.
 
Ms. S. K. Staab BA, MA, DipTrans
 
 
  • The life skills that I have learnt through my experiences at Norton Knatchbull are priceless and I wouldn't change them for the world. I am excited to return to Knatchbull in the future and let everyone know how my life has progressed.
    Year 13 student, 2016
  • I wanted to say thank you to the school for 7 great years. My results today surpassed my expectations and the support and teaching I have received throughout my school life has been outstanding.
    Year 13 student, 2016