TEWKESBURY
WORCESTER

About us

Norton College is a specialist school for secondary students aged 11-19 in Worcester and Tewkesbury. It’s owned and operated by Crucible Education Limited.

The College was established to meet the needs of a range of ‘very hard to reach’ students who have Education, Health and Care Plans that describe their complex social, emotional and behavioral difficulties and increasingly Autism.

Norton College is a specialist school working with students aged 11-19.

Teaching Methods

The College aims to take young people on a journey from hopelessness through to hopefulness and from dependence through to independence. Bespoke learning programmes at our specialist school are created for each student to enable them to develop the educational, social and vocational skills to ensure they successfully integrate into adulthood and society.

Our philosophy

Our Students

Norton College works with young people aged from 11-19 years who have invariably found learning in the mainstream environment challenging or have struggled to thrive and consequently arrive at the College feeling they have failed and cannot achieve. Whereas in fact it is our view that the educational system has failed to meet their particular learning needs. At Norton College, students are encouraged and supported to develop positive behaviours that will form a solid foundation for the future.

Student stories
Norton College is a specialist school working with students aged 11-19.

Our core staff

Our approach to education at Norton College, at both Tewkesbury and Worcester, is unique and our success lies with the strength of our team. Meet our team of highly skilled teachers, tutors and assistants all working together for the benefit of the students.

Ian Hardicker

Ian Hardicker

Education Director

Rebecca Kenny

Rebecca Kenny

Headteacher

Worcester

Rod Goold

Rod Goold

Deputy Headteacher

Worcester

Deborah Pribojac

Deborah Pribojac

Assistant Headteacher

Worcester

Ian McCrudden

Ian McCrudden

Assistant Headteacher

Worcester

Mike Porter

Mike Porter

Assistant Headteacher

Worcester

Crispian Woolford

Crispian Woolford

Headteacher

Tewkesbury

Helen Ferguson

Helen Ferguson

Deputy Headteacher

Tewkesbury

We also have a team of teachers, tutors and pastoral staff to expertly support all young people at Norton College.

Read our students stories whilst studying at Norton College.
Tewkesbury Student Stories

Student Stories – Meet JB

JB came to Norton in November, he was shy and reserved and had been through a difficult time in his previous school. As time passed, Norton College staff…

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Tewkesbury

The physical College environment at Norton College Tewkesbury takes advantage of a purpose-built modern learning environment which allows us to be highly flexible in our response to the needs of the students. The large amount of space available ensures that students can enjoy learning in a facility that is calm and welcoming but more importantly not overcrowded.

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Worcester

Norton College Worcester comprises 66,000 square feet of fully refurbished office and factory space, converted into a bespoke learning environment to provide outstanding academic and vocational facilities for our students. All students receive bespoke timetables and learning packages in our specialist school.

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Friendship. Inspire. Courage. Respect. Equality. Excellence. Determination.