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is essential for the human mind.  Slowing down, relaxing, and giving ourselves time to reflect, allows us to process and to learn from the events of our day, and our week.




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English Walking Talking Mock GCSE

Students - Year 11 News

Friday, 29 April 2016

100 year 11 students took part in the English Walking Talking Mock GCSE. This is an excellent way to help with final preparations for the exam. The students worked exceptionally hard in the mock exam. If you would like to access any of the resources and practise yourself at home, please use the attachements below.

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Students - Year 11 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On Wednesday 27th April in Assembly I attempted a meditation exercise for the year group - all 242 of them!

We continue to go on to them about revision and extra work they need to complete for the exams but they also need to look to take time out and relax! Easier said than done in the lead up to the exams! The idea for the meditation was to show them a very easy way to help them relax and unwind in a comparatively short period of time. I hope some of them got something out of the experience.

On top of this I informed them that Ms Bircham has invited Angie Giles, a local professional, to offer a mindfulness workshop to help students who are feeling anxious about exams, with tips and advice on how to ensure that this worry doesn't affect their exam performance. She is coming into school on Monday 9th May and Monday 16th May. These are both one hour sessions. Students who would like to put their names down for these sessions should see myself, there are limited spaces available.

John Cordeaux

Head of Year 11


Students Achieving Consistently High ATLs

Students - Year 7 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Well done to these students for achieving a consistently high ATL from their subject teachers. An excellent effort!

Read more: Students Achieving Consistently High ATLs


Qualifications for the Translation Bee National Final

Students - Year 9 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On April 20th, winners of the year 9 translation bee competed against each other in French, German and Spanish to qualify for the national final, which will take place on June 15th 2016.

All competitors were deserving of their places in the school final and scores were close. Those who did not qualify, in the end, slipped up on the tiniest details. All gave impressive performances.

A huge well done to those who obtained the highest scores and whom we will be inviting to the national final on 15th June.


  • Michael Walker
  • Mayesha Tabassum
  • Hanna Kusiak
  • Felix Prasad-Weitz


  • Jessica Vertigan
  • Katarzyna Szustakiewicz
  • AliAlice Metcalfe
  • Sophie Norman


  • Dylan Concannon
  • Daniel Laver
  • Calin Cioran

Creative Summer School for 15 - 17 Year Olds August 2016

Creative Arts - News

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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At Nottingham Trent University they offer a programme of practical creative summer courses. These are ideal for students wishing to develop a competitive portfolio and demonstrate independent thinking in an Art and Design subject.

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Subjects include Animation, Art and Design, Architecture, Concept Art for Game Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Journalism, Photography, Product Design, Textile Design, Theatre Design and Writing

Take a look at the courses they offer >>

Read more: Creative Summer School for 15 - 17 Year Olds August 2016


Year 11 Summer Term Update

Students - Year 11 News

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

As we close in on the exam season I would like to thank the students for all the hard work they have put into the build up to their GCSEs and the support given by the parents.

It's a really difficult juggling act to keep the balance of working hard and at the same time giving yourself time to relax and unwind.

We have just undertaken a new initiative where selected students on Wednesday went into the exam room (the sports hall) and undertook a practice maths exam with Mr Daunt doing a 'walk & talk'. Mr Daunt talked them through the maths paper after they had attempted each question. I hope they found this a really useful session. Next Wednesday we will be doing the same for English with Ms Watts guiding the selected students through a paper.

Read more: Year 11 Summer Term Update


Marathon of Inspiration

Students - Year 9 News

Monday, 25 April 2016


Many of our Year 9 students spent form-time today watching the News reports on the London Marathon. With inspirational performances from elite athletes; dedicated costumed charity runners and Tim Peake-in orbit around the earth, the London Marathon has grown into an event of national pride which celebrates the best of British Values.

I hope that some of out Year 9 students -like some of their form tutors before them -will be inspired to do the marathon themselves one day.

Darren Bidle

Head of Year 9


A Great Term – let’s keep going Year 8!

Students - Year 8 News

Friday, 22 April 2016

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Welcome back to the Summer Term Year 8. It has been great getting to know you all since my return in February. As there has been a lot going on, I would like to recap on some of the important messages I have shared with you over the last term.

Read more: A Great Term – let’s keep going Year 8!


Norwich City Football Club Yr10 Trip

Students - Year 10 News

Thursday, 21 April 2016

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The maths department took 10 students to the football on Saturday 16th April, the following report was written by Kyle Armstrong, Louis Hemblen and Aaron Howard.

Read more: Norwich City Football Club Yr10 Trip


Visits to see Yr6s at White Woman Lane School

Students - Year 7 News

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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Thanks to Rebecca Vertigan, Ethan Youngman and Emma Leggett  for their great help on our visits to see Yr6s at White Woman Lane School on Thursday 14th April. Once more, they are a credit to our school. Thanks to the staff at WWL for their time and invaluable help. We look forward to having a very impressive YR6 cohort visit us for their transition day.

Mr Setchell

Head of Year 7


Summer 2016 Exam Timetable Published

Students - Student Zone

Thursday, 21 April 2016

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The school exam timetable has been published.

Please use the attached pdf if you require a print out.

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Academic Success Awards Spring 2016

Students - Student Zone

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Academic Success Awards Spring 2016

Academic Success Awards Spring 2016

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Sprowston Community High School May Fair

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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Free Entry and Parking

Sprowston Community High School, Canneryby Lane, NR7 8NE


Welcome Back and Big Opportunities Ahead!

Students - Year 10 News

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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Welcome back to the summer term Year 10. It's always fantastic to see you all so motivated and engaged in your studies and this term is a really significant one for you all. Not only have you begun controlled assessment in a range of subjects and are nearly half way through your GCSE courses but you're also on the verge of being the senior students in the school.

Read more: Welcome Back and Big Opportunities Ahead!


Extra Curricular Sports Clubs – Summer Term 2016

PE and Sports - News

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

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All clubs are free and just turn up and get involved

Sprowston Extra Curricular Sports Clubs – Summer Term 2016

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Year 8 English Projects "All About Me"

Students - Year 8 News

Monday, 18 April 2016

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It was wonderful to see the superb work from Mrs Boutell's Year 8 English class. The class had been working on an extended project entitled 'All about me.' The project involved students writing creatively about their earliest memory, researching the events of the year they were born and collating images to support their research. The quality of work displayed an excellent effort and high standards of presentation - well done Year 8.

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching, Learning and Assessment


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