Kilton Thorpe Specialist Academy (KTS Academy) is located in a semi-rural location of East Cleveland in the village of Brotton. KTS Academy is a 3-19 generic special provision for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plans which states a learning difficulty or disability.
Founded in 1995, the school converted to an academy December 2012 and continues to be a standalone academy.
KTS is a successful school which has continued to be graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2011. With 170 pupils and over 120 teaching and support staff, we have high levels of staffing to ensure that all pupils receive excellent care, guidance and support. We have a multi-disciplinary team, which includes specially trained staff in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy who work closely alongside our school staff to ensure that pupils make progress.
Pupils at KTS Academy are educated in 4 buildings across 2 sites. The main site houses approximately 120 pupils across 2 buildings (KTS1, 2 & 3). The St. Margaret’s Way site approximately 1 mile away accommodates approximately 50 pupils across a further 2 buildings (KTS+ and High Hills).
We are proud of our specialist resources, which include a hydrotherapy pool, soft play area, ICT suite, sensory integration rooms and sensory light rooms.
Lower School which has two departments referred to as KTS1 and KTS 2, is based in the main building on the Marshall Drive site.
There are currently 9 classes within lower school. Lower School generally caters for pupils from reception age up until the end of Key Stage 2 - with some exceptions depending on the needs of the individual pupils.
Upper School is based in three buildings/departments - KTS3 on the Main Marshall Drive site, KTS+ and High Hills on the St. Margaret's Way site (approximately 1 mile away from the main site).
There are currently 10 classes within upper school. Upper School at hKTS Academy caters for students who are predominantly in Key Stage 3 and above - with some exceptions depending on the needs of the individual pupils.