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Welcome from the headmaster

Barry Smith

Since opening our doors in September 2017 much has changed at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. Our first set of GCSE results saw passes in maths and English more than double compared to our predecessor. 

Ofsted visited in February 2018 and were hugely impressed by the calm and orderly learning environment which prevails throughout the school.

As part of the Inspiration Trust,  twice ranked the top comprehensive schools group in the country, we have access to an incredible family of schools that are supporting us in improving education in Great Yarmouth.

At Charter, we pride ourselves on the excellent behaviour of our pupils, the warm relationships between pupils and staff and the academic focus in all lessons. Educationalists from all over the UK have toured the school and been unanimously impressed by the courtesy of Charter pupils and their focus in lessons.

Charter is a school where children learn huge amounts in every lesson, where children are safe and where everyone, adult and child alike, is treated with respect.

Our motto is “Matters Maketh Man”. This reflects our strong belief in teaching character. At Charter, teachers and pupils greet one another with a handshake; teachers and pupils mingle and chat happily at break and lunch; pupils know they are safe; teachers know they are able to teach free from interruption. 

The warmth of Charter has to be seen to be truly appreciated. We operate an open door policy and very much welcome families to visit, tour the school, talk to staff and pupils, see break, lunch, lesson changeovers and, of course, lessons.

Barry Smith