Sam Gorse, Head Teacher 


Welcome to Turton School's website.


We hope it gives you a flavour of things going on in school, as well as providing easy access to information you may need.


Turton is a popular and oversubscribed community school where learning and well-being are at the forefront of the broad education that we provide.


Turton is a progressive school with a strong ethos and we combine this with a firm foundation in grammar and tradition. 


Our aim is to provide an exciting and nurturing learning environment where students can flourish.


We are a future-building school that takes seriously its responsibility to equip its students for the future.


As a progressive school, we are relentless in our focus to keep education moving forward, relevant and up to date for our young people. 


Our aim is to fully prepare students for their futures, personally and academically. 


Therefore we constantly challenge our thinking, searching for the fine balance between deeply caring for and nurturing our students, developing good character and promoting high academic achievement.


Our ethos is underpinned by the Turton Touchstones and a culture for teaching that centres on Trivium approaches where the tradition of grammar and knowledge form the foundations for questioning, reasoning, communicating and learning.


Turton is an exciting and unique place to learn, where all students make excellent progress through a desire to learn and succeed.


We are an open and collaborative school.


Openness, trust, honesty and integrity are essential to the way we work.


We encourage all students, staff, parents, governors, neighbours, employers and support agencies to become involved in school life. 


We seek to be responsive rather than reactive.


Students, parents and staff are invited to come to talk to us at any time to discuss problems and make suggestions.


I hope that our website reflects our values and principles and provides you with useful information demonstrating that the school acts as a resource for enabling students to imagine - and take steps towards building - fulfilling and sustainable futures.



© Turton School 2016