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.

University Technical College Norfolk sees strong growth in numbers of female students

The principal of University Technical College Norfolk, Alex Hayes, says that a doubling in the number of young women choosing its unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focussed curriculum is “fantastic news” for the UTC, for students, and engineering employers.

Attleborough Academy Norfolk 'Good' in all areas

Rising student achievement, and success in putting into practice its ethos of ‘CARE’ (Commitment, Acknowledgement, Respect, Excellence), are among the areas highlighted by inspectors following Attleborough Academy Norfolk’s Ofsted inspection on 20th-21st September.

TEN Group students celebrate GCSE achievements

The waiting was finally over for hundreds of Year 11 students as they collected their GCSE results on Thursday 25 August, with parents and teachers sharing in their delight as the class of 2016 recorded some excellent results.

TEN Group students celebrate A Level results

Hundreds of Year 13 students across the TEN Group celebrated A Level results day on 18th August. 

Strong results by our students ensured that the vast majority secured their first choice university places, as well as progression to Apprenticeships and employment.  It was an important day for Year 12 students too, who were collecting their AS grades. 

City Academy students are part of pioneering Teens and Toddlers project

A pioneering intervention programme which pairs teenagers as mentors to young children, has been run in Norfolk for the first time by City Academy Norwich, West Earlham Infant and Nursery School and the youth charity Teens and Toddlers.

Since February, the 18-week programme has seen a small group of Year 9 and 10 students from City Academy Norwich spending one afternoon a week out of school and working with children at nearby West Earlham Infant and Nursery School.

Wayland Junior pupils hold street party and performances to celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Pupils at Wayland Junior Academy Watton held a street party and their own version of the Royal Variety Performance on Friday, as they got into the celebratory spirit to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The playground was adorned with bunting, with every child in the school having contributed to the red, white and blue decorations.

Identity: Art Exhibition by Y10 Students

Friday 10 June 2016, 9.30am – 5.00pm at the Skills Centre, Wayland Academy Norfolk

View the work of our talented Year 10 art students exploring concepts of ‘self’.