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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). 

The PSBP2 programme has involved extensive surveys of school facilities nationwide in order to prioritise facilities to be replaced or upgraded.  

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.  

UTCN students visit Google’s London HQ for Your Life campaign launch

A group of students from University Technical College Norfolk visited Google’s London headquarters this week to see how studying maths and physics can open up an increasingly diverse and exciting range of career opportunities.

Five students from the Old Hall Road-based specialist engineering school were invited to attend the launch of ‘Your Life’ – a three-year government campaign to increase the number of students taking maths and physics – as ambassadors for UTCs, which are focused on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education.

Alex Scarrow visits City Academy Norwich

On Thursday 6th November Alex Scarrow  came to City Academy Norwich to talk to Year 8 about the launch of his last book of his Timeriders series ‘The Infinity Cage’. 

The bestselling Timeriders series has been sold in over 30 foreign territories.  Timeriders was a RedHouse Awards, Catalyst Awards, and Hampshire Book winner and a finalist for Galaxy Children's Book of the Year.

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.

TEN Group students join in worldwide Programming Challenge 4 Girls

Some of the students taking part in the PC4G event

The message from 50 students from TEN Group academies, following a day of computer coding at the Programming Challenge 4 Girls hosted at City Academy Norwich, was loud and clear: girls can code!

The event on Friday 7th November was organised as part of the international PC4G initiative, which is designed to introduce girls to programming through an activity that does not require previous programming knowledge and which is approachable, fun, challenging and educational.   

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