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Cromer Academy will have a new Principal from September 2020

Published on 11/03/20

Cromer Academy will have a new Principal - Darren Hollingsworth - from September 2020.

Antony Little, Principal, will be leaving Cromer Academy in September 2020 

After a successful 3 years as Principal of Cromer Academy, Antony Little will be moving closer to home. From September 2020, he will be the new Principal of Hewett Academy.

Mr Little said: “Cromer Academy is an exceptional school at the heart of a lively and
supportive community. Our students work incredibly hard. In our latest GCSE results we saw
an increase in English and Maths but also a really strong Progress 8 score, which shows that
students do better at Cromer Academy, no matter what their starting point.  It’s something
I’ve been really proud of and I can’t wait to see what our young people achieve next.

“I’d like to thank my teaching teams for their dedication and families for working with us.”

Darren Hollingsworth will be joining Cromer Academy in September 2020

Mr Little will be handing over the leadership of the school to Darren Hollingsworth. Mr​​​​​​ Hollingsworth, who is the current Vice Principal at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, completed the Inspiration Trust’s Aspiring to Headship course last September.

He has been responsible for driving up results at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy – with
the school celebrating its best ever GCSE results last year.

Mr Hollingsworth said: “I’m excited to be taking on the leadership of Cromer Academy – I’m
part of the North Norfolk community myself, and I am proud that my first headship is going
to be at a school that is so important to local people. Cromer Academy is celebrating its
70 th  anniversary, so this is a great time to get to know its history, our families, students and
the teaching team.

“We have achieved incredible things at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy – from the
school’s first Good Ofsted rating in a decade to record results. I will miss our students,
families and colleagues, but I’m looking forward to this next step.”

Mr Little added: “I know our school will be in safe hands with Mr Hollingsworth – I wish him
the best of luck with his new role.”

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