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Principal's Welcome

Thank you for taking an interest in Fakenham Academy. We are a local school with high ambitions. As part of our association with the TEN [Transforming Education in Norfolk] Group we have the support of a group of other academies and the resources of City College to help us on our journey to be an Outstanding Academy. We are justly proud of our rapid and sustained improvements over the past three years..

Our key drive is to continuously improve educational outcomes for all of our students. We believe that education is the key to transforming life chances, and that by creating an outstanding learning environment where all students are happy and taught well we will enhance their prospects to become productive, successful citizens of the future.

To achieve that goal of an outstanding learning environment we insist on getting the basics right day in and day out. These core standards include high expectations of everyone in our learning community; good discipline consistently applied; reliably good quality teaching; a commitment from parents to work in partnership with the academy and respectful, positive relationships between everyone in our learning community.

We value individuality within this agreed framework or core standards therefore the academies within TEN are not clones of one another. Rather we share a set of core standards but Fakenham Academy very much reflects the community within which it sits.

We spend a lot of time working with our cluster primary partner schools to ensure we understand each and every individual child who comes to our Academy. Their journey with us is a special one and our stated aim is for each child to do their very best and hopefully even better than even they imagined when they joined us. As such our links to employers and further and higher educational partners are strong.

A large proportion of students join our Sixth Form and from there many move on to highly regarded universities across the country. These include Oxford, Cambridge and the wide range of Russell Group universities. We are also justly proud that students entering the academies with different starting points make very good progress that is above the national standards. This enables all our students to fulfill their own individual potential.

If you wish to visit the Academy please contact us to arrange this. We will be happy to show you around and answer any of your questions. We do have some films about the Academy on this website which I hope you find interesting and useful.

Mr Neil McShane
Interim Principal