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Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated for Star of the Week last half term.

This is in recognition for excellence in or out of lessons, students' positive attitude, or academic achievement. Keep up the good work.

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It was great to meet with over 30 Year 7 students this morning who have been awarded for their attitude and progress in MFL.

Well done to you all!

Mr Setchell

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Congratulations to our 2017 Bronze Teams for successfully completing their practice expedition at the weekend!

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Great effort at the Y7 & 8 @NorfolkSchGames qualifier. Some gold medals in their events.

UEA here we come.

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Good first win for Year 8 Rounders team beating Hellesdon 16.5-14.5

Lots of great debuts and potential black eye for Maya.

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Year 7 History. Fantastic Black Death cure presentations.

Mrs Brindley was impressed by the historically accurate information and creativity.

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Top of the Bench is a national competition for 14 –16 year old students studying chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry Local Sections run heats during the autumn term to select a team to represent the section in the UK final the following year.

At the end of April, Harrison, Michael, Charlotte and Elita went to Loughborough to compete in the National final for the Top of the Bench competition following their regional win. They spent the day tackling tough forensics challenges both written and practical. They gave it their all and made us proud placing 24th out of 32 schools from across the whole country! Well done to them all!

On Monday 27th March until Friday 31st March, we had the huge privilege of hosting 20 students from Thailand via The English Experience School of English, in Norwich.

Each student was ‘buddied’ with a year 9 student from Sprowston. Our students looked after their buddies during the daytime at school and the Thai students departed each evening to stay with their different host families in Norwich. The Thai students were here to experience life in a typical English secondary school and our students were able to find out more about a different way of life in Thailand.

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One thing that has remained consistent for the current Year 10 cohort has been their great attitude as seen in their respective ATL grades!

Time and time again, the year group has consistently achieved inspirational ATL grades, It was therefore wonderful to see that over this past term, an even greater number of them have made their way in to the group achieving an average of 3.5 or higher.

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I took the chance to meet with all 30 of these students and provided them with a pastry breakfast by way of saying thank you for their effort, diligence and hard work.

Well done Year 10!, Mr Bidle

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A change is in the air....as of 2016, the systems in place to measure the performance of students in English Schools has changed. The traditional grading systems of A*- G are being phased out and being replace with a 9-1 grading scale while the traditional 5 A*-C measurements are being replaced with Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores.

Over the coming months as the students become more familiar with these new systems, I will be championing those students showing outstanding levels of progress under the new system. This photo shows the highest flying students, who I had the pleasure of meeting with and congratulating.

More information on Progress 8 and Attainment 8

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