Finley’s winning design unveiled on estate agent’s Minis

A Year 8 student from Attleborough Academy Norfolk, Finley Williams, has won a competition organised by estate agents abbotFox to come up with a new design for its fleet of Minis – and Finley got to see the results first-hand as the new-look Minis were unveiled this week at the academy.      

Earlier this year Norwich-based estate agents abbotFox launched a rebranding competition in which pupils from Norfolk schools were asked to come up with their own design for the abbotFox Mini.

Dora helps build reading confidence

A group of students from Wayland Academy Norfolk have increased their reading confidence thanks, in large part, to their unusual reading companion – Dora, a 4 year old cocker spaniel, who visits us each week as part of the Read2Dogs programme run by the charity Pets As Therapy.

We have a winner.

Congratulations to Sammy from Parkers on winning the Kindle e-reader in the prize draw at our Year 5 and Year 6 Open Evening.


Mighty Oakus goes for £3400 at auction!!!!!!

After a scorching summer full of fiery fun the GoGoDragons! said goodbye to our fine city by raising £369,500 for children’s charity Break. As an academy we raised over £8500 for Break and we are very proud of the staff and students that supported the campaign.

Fakenham Academy Norfolk rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Fakenham Academy Norfolk has seen 2 years of strong progress recognised by Ofsted with a rating of ‘Good’ following a visit by inspectors to the Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) Group academy on 11th-12th June. 

The judgement signals a swift turnaround for the academy, which prior to joining the TEN Group (in October 2013) had received a Grade 4 when last inspected in March 2013.

Top award for quality given to Wayland Academy, Norfolk by leading education charity Achievement for All.

Wayland Academy has been recognised for the impressive work it has been doing to improve progress in English and maths of students who were felt to be vulnerable to under-achievement. 

Wayland awarded Achievement for All quality mark

Wayland Academy has been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Mark! Congratulations to you all on reaching this national standard!

Attleborough Academy Norfolk successful in new building application

Attleborough Academy Norfolk is delighted to have had its application to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) approved for a new building, providing a welcome upgrade to its existing art and drama facilities.

The Academy was just one of 277 projects in the country to be successful in gaining EFA approval as part of the Priority School Building Programme Phase 2 (PSBP2). 

Wayland Junior Academy Watton pupils get a taste of life at Cambridge University

Twelve year 5 and year 6 pupils from Wayland Junior Academy Watton got a taste of university life when they visited Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 13th November.

The pupils received interactive presentations from university staff about what it is like to study at the university, took part in tours of the college and met current undergraduate students.