North Kesteven School

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North Kesteven School
Moor Lane
North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, LN6 9AG
Coordinates 53°11′11″N 0°35′50″W / 53.1864°N 0.5972°W / 53.1864; -0.5972Coordinates: 53°11′11″N 0°35′50″W / 53.1864°N 0.5972°W / 53.1864; -0.5972
School type Academy
Established 1998
Closed 2013
Department for Education URN 136871 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Chair of Governors Martyn Taylor
Headteacher Joanne Tunnicliffe
Gender Coeducational
Age 11 to 18
Number of students 1419
Houses Tennyson, Boole, Newton, Ruston, Byrd, Swift
Colour(s) Green, Purple.

North Kesteven School is a co-educational academy school on Moor Lane, off the A1434 in North Hykeham which is in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England.


The school has around 1400 pupils, aged 11 to 18, and offers GCSE, A Level and BTEC certificates in the fields of Technologies, Arts, History, Geography, Business Studies and Modern Foreign Languages. The school is adjacent to Robert Pattinson School on the west side of Moor Lane. Next door (on the same site) to the west is North Kesteven Leisure Centre and the Terry O'Toole Theatre. The sports centre is used by the school during normal school hours. It essentially is the school gym. Recently, the school has offered a breakfast service from 8.15am.


Grammar school

The school was founded as a grammar school, the North Kesteven Grammar School, in 1961 when administered by the County of Lincoln - Parts of Kesteven Education Committee, based in Sleaford. It had moved into a new building in January 1961 with 600 boys and girls.


It became a comprehensive school in 1970 with 1200 boys and girls. From April 1974, it was administered by Lincolnshire. It became a grant-maintained school in April 1992 and a foundation school in September 1999. A sixth form complex opened in 1999.

It has been designated a specialist Arts College in performing arts since September 2000. As part of the commitment to the arts, the Arts Complex was opened in September 2002, which included the 250-seat Terry O'Toole Theatre.


The school was awarded academy status in 2010.

Academic performance

Compared to many schools in nearby Lincoln, NK School gets better results - 50% of pupils get 5 grades A-C including English and Maths at GCSE.[citation needed] It gets comparable results to Robert Pattinson, and the sixth form is shared as the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form.

Notable former pupils

North Kesteven Grammar School

External links

  • School website
  • Official Facebook Page
  • Terry O'Toole Theatre
  • Lincoln Specialist Schools
  • WikiMapia
  • EduBase

News items

  • Site manager on worksite breaks pelvis in 6 metre fall in April 2009
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