About Us

Norfolk Academies, part of the TEN Group, is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), a company limited by guarantee.

Norfolk Academies holds ultimate responsibility for all decisions regarding the running of the individual academies and is accountable for their performance. However, Norfolk Academies delegates some of the matters to Academy Councils (ACs) in order to enable more focused local control, though it remains legally responsible for standards across all academies within the MAT.

At present there are four academies within the Norfolk Academies MAT:

Member Academies

Wayland Junior Academy Watton

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Wayland Junior Academy Watton became the first primary school to join the TEN Group.

Wayland Academy Norfolk

Wayland Academy was the first converter academy choosing to go into partnership with a Further Education college in Norfolk - City College Norwich.

Fakenham Academy Norfolk

Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make.

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

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Attleborough Academy Norfolk is a popular 11 to 18 community school which is continually developing to meet the demands of providing the highest quality education for all students.


Ofsted says “high expectations” making a difference at improving Wayland Junior Academy

Ofsted inspectors have highlighted the “high expectations” of senior leaders, who “are ambitious” for Wayland Junior Academy Watton, and whose “strong determination is now starting to make a positive difference to pupils’ achievement.”

Wayland Junior’s principal, Nicola Kaye, says that further improvements, which are already underway, will see the academy continue to progress towards a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. 

City Academy students play at Twickenham ahead of England rugby international

Eleven students from City Academy Norwich enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience on Sunday 26 February, as they played in a showcase 5-a-side touch rugby game at Twickenham ahead of England’s RBS 6 Nations fixture against Italy.

The Year 8 and Year 9 boys also formed part of the guard of honour that welcomed the international players on to the pitch before kick-off, where they remained during the national anthems, in front of 80,000 spectators and millions more watching at home.  

CAN students make rapid progress in reading and spelling with ARROW

City Academy Norwich students have made fantastic progress in reading and spelling thanks to a computer programme (ARROW) which makes use of their voice to help them learn.

Wearing headsets, the students have to listen to individual words, phrases and spellings and then repeat these back.  The ARROW programme records this and the students can then listen again to what they have just learned.    

Educational psychologists say that using the so-called ‘internal voice’ in this way can be a powerful aid to learning.