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Welcome from the principal

Hethersett Academy is an Outstanding school, judged by Ofsted to be at the top level in all areas.

Our GCSE results are the highest of any mainstream school in Norfolk - beaten only by independent and boarding institutions - with 80% of students gaining the new 4+ in GCSE English and maths in 2017.

Our Progress 8 score - an indication of how well students improve while with us - is well above the national average, making us the top school for progress in Norfolk, the top mainstream school in East Anglia, and in the top 1% of schools nationally.

Our students are hard-working and well-behaved; our teachers are dedicated and constantly developing innovative lessons; our parents are enthusiastic and supportive, part of a great local community. 

Our college system gives students a great sense of belonging. We have an extended timetable for all our students. This helps maximise their grades and has transformed their education, opening up so many more opportunities for our students. We are no exam factory: sport and the arts are very important to us.

Standing behind us is the Inspiration Trust, our sponsor, which is led by Dame Rachel de Souza, a national authority on revitalising education. The Trust sponsors schools across East Anglia and brings to the table a wide range of resources and expertise which make a vital impact on our students’ progress.

Hethersett Academy is fast becoming one of Norfolk’s great schools, a source of enormous pride for our community. Our students and their families deserve no less.

Gareth Stevens
Principal