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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). 

City Academy students say a fond farewell to Mr Brunton

A special farewell assembly for David Brunton was held at City Academy Norwich on 19th December, giving students a chance to say “thank you” to their popular and inspirational head who is retiring after 6 years in charge.

While the assembly allowed the school to collectively pay tribute to Mr Brunton’s contribution, afterwards many students came up to speak to the principal individually to pass on their own personal thanks and best wishes.

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. 

City Academy Norwich hosts international literature quiz

An international competition which sees school teams vying to show they are top of the class when it comes to their knowledge of children’s literature came to City Academy Norwich yesterday. 

The East Anglia heat of the Kids Lit Quiz saw 30 teams of four, from 17 secondary schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire, battle it out over 10 rounds and 3 hours of tense competition.  

City Academy Norwich appoints Mary Sparrow as new principal

City Academy Norwich is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Sparrow as its new principal, with effect from 1st January 2015.  Mrs Sparrow will take over from David Brunton, who is retiring after six years in the post.

Mrs Sparrow joins the Academy following more than four years as headteacher of Wexham School in Slough, during which time she oversaw the school’s improvement from a long-standing Oftsed rating of ‘Satisfactory’ to one of ‘Good’ in September 2013.  

Firewalk Complete

Thank you for all of the support from students and staff.

Mr Harder and Mr Allott successful completed the Break fundraising Firewalk.

Watch this space for more fundraising linked to our GoGoDragon.

David Bartram: Teacher, Mentor, Leader, Friend.

The October half-term was tragically overshadowed for everyone connected with Attleborough Academy Norfolk by the news of the untimely death of Vice Principal David Bartram.

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