Young Chamber


Sprowston High Young Chamber has a new website! The Young Chamber's mission statement is "to provide a link between Sprowston Community High School students and a variety of businesses in order to help young people progress into the real world of work"

my GCSE Science


230 video tutorials covering all of Biology, Chemistry and Physics across Core. Access the my GCSE Science website.

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Tim Peake's message to students

During his 186 days in space, Peake took part in 250 scientific experiments ranging from human physiology to fluid physics to materials science.


He said, "You are looking at a boy who went to Westbourne Primary School, who left school at the age of 19 with 3 below average A Levels and I've just come back from 6 months in space.  So my message to students is don't let anybody tell you you can't do anything."



We believe every child and young adult at Sprowston Community High School should be ... 'Healthy, happy and safe; loved, valued and respected; and have high aspirations for their future.'


Andrew John

B.Sc (Hons)  M.Sc   B.Phil (Teaching)  MA (Education)


My blog is the only way I communicate electronically with you - I do not have personal Facebook or Twitter accounts


Making Plant Cells Models

Faculties - Science

Friday, 24 June 2016

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9S/Sc4 chose making models of plant cells as an introduction to gcse activity - and what a fabulous job they did.

Mrs Tate

Science Teacher

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Also how about this, red fluorescent bacteria! Next years biotech labs.


Well done Accept It

Business and Enterprise - Young Enterprise

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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Our Young Enterprise team Accept It competed at the Young Enterprise East of England regional finals last Thursday 16th June, representing Norfolk.

The day was stressful, but very enjoyable, there was a real buzz on the campus at Robinson College, Cambridge, with teams from all over the Eastern Region competing.

Our team set up their stand, faced a grilling from the judges, and then presented their business to a packed lecture theatre.  They represented Sprowston and Norfolk brilliantly, making me and their business adviser enormously proud, and were pleased to come away with the Social Enterprise of the Year Award - more trophies for their collection!

Olivia, Lauren, Fabian, Scott, Fahim and Jack have put a huge amount of work in and have proved themselves to be exceptional young leaders, and shown real entrepreneurial potential.

Thanks must also go to Emma van Deventer from Wex Photographic, who has given her time over the year to support the team as their Business Adviser, and travelled with them to County and Regional Finals.  The team have also been kindly supported by Simon at Aviva and Sarita at The Missing Shoe.

Mrs Bircham

Head of Faculty Work, Learning & Life

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Sprowston High School Gardening Club

Students - Clubs and Activities

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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At the top of the school playing field lays an area of land currently being developed to create an Outdoor Learning Area. For the past couple of years we have been improving the space and in April 2016 started our first ever gardening club.

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Having established a partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), we are currently piloting a project in Norwich secondary schools to address the lack of young people going into horticulture and the industry facing a skills shortage.

Read more: Sprowston High School Gardening Club


Staff Continuing Professional Development Session

ARC and SEND - News and Current Events

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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It is important for staff to get together and learn from each other and numeracy is such an important part of the school curriculum. Developing conceptual understanding of maths is vital to given students confidence and transferable skills.

Dr Daniels led a fantastic continuing professional development session for learning support assistants, cover staff, inclusion staff and the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator on how to promote student confidence and thinking skills in maths.

And we all left confident, empowered and all over equivalent fractions!

Miss Wood

Deputy Headteacher, Student & Family Services & SEND

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Year 7 Academic Success Certificates

Students - Year 7 News

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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It was great to meet with all the students from each tutor group who were awarded with academic success certificates.

These are awarded by subject teachers for those students who have really stood out in lessons - unsurprisingly with such a great Year group there were lots of representatives from all forms.

Well done on a thoroughly deserved award!

Mr Setchell

Head of Year 7

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Four Literacy Tips for Better Writing

Literacy - Literacy Blog

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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Staff and students alike have been working on improving four key areas of literacy this year, and students will have a reminder of these in a double page spread in their planners from September.

Take a look at these four areas to remind yourself of things you can be doing across all subject areas:

Mr Cates

LP Literacy


Year 9 TITAN road safety group, trip to Access to Music

ARC and SEND - News and Current Events

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

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This week we had an end of year treat for our Year 9 TITAN road safety group, a trip to Access to Music, a college which caters for aspiring musicians, producers and performers.

We were all impressed by the facilities and the inspirational atmosphere, there is some great learning support available there too!  We even got to see where they used to film 'Trisha'!

All of the students on our TITAN course have made really good progress this year with road and travel safety; personal safety and using money. On top of all that they have learned valuable independent living skills.

Keep up the good work!

Mr Bedder and Mrs Rust

Teaching Assistants


Every room in the ARC being used very productively!

ARC and SEND - News and Current Events

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

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Every room in the ARC being used very productively! - Y10 girls Science, Y9 Maths intervention, Key Stage 3 Phonics and literacy intervention, Y7 Humanities group and Y11 having a break after their Humanities exam.

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Photographs of the Maths intervention group working hard on MyMaths, phonics and literacy intervention and the Y7 Humanities group with Mr Plackett and their fabulous Landmarks of Britain.

Read more: Every room in the ARC being used very productively!


Star of the Week: Georgia Louise King

Students - Stars of the Week

Monday, 20 June 2016

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Congratulations to Georgia Louise King Year 7 for being nominated by Mrs Coulson as a Star of the Week for her excellent contribution to class, fantastic presentation, exceptional behaviour and academic achievements in Maths.

Well done and keep up the good work!

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching, Learning & Assessment


Summer Holiday Workshops at OPEN for 7-12 year olds

Students - Clubs and Activities

Monday, 20 June 2016

Opportunities to have a go at a range of activities including, Climbing, Abseiling, Making Music, Street Dance, Stop Frame Animation, Cooking, Theatre, Cheerleading, Film Creation, and more.

For information on activities click on the poster below.

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National Final of the Translation Bee in Cambridge

Students - Year 9 News

Monday, 20 June 2016

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On 15th June, 10 students from year 9 competed in the National Final of the Translation bee in Cambridge. Although we didn't get through to the final four, the students performed admirably and can be very proud of being amongst the very last few participants (of the several thousand originally signed up)

A huge well done to everyone involved!

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For German:

  • Mayesha Tabassum
  • Michael Walker
  • Felix Prasad-Weitz

For French

  • Calin Cioran
  • Dylan Concannon
  • Daniel Laver

For Spanish

  • Jessica Vertigan
  • Katarzyna Szustakiewicz
  • Alice Metcalfe

Nicola Young

Subject Leader Spanish


Year 9 NCFC Enterprise Group Neon Disco

Students - Year 9 News

Friday, 17 June 2016

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On Friday 17th June the Year 9 NCFC Enterprise group held their 'Neon Disco' here at Sprowston Community High School in aid of the 'Sporting Light' charity run by Community Sports Foundation.

The students were incredible. They arrived back at school early to set up the venue with decorations they had made, prepare food and drink stations and ensure there were signs for parents to follow for those that hadn't been to the school before.

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The event was a real success, there were 50 Falcon Students at the disco all of whom had a great time. With the help and support from staff at both Falcon and Sprowston, the year 9 students were relaxed and showed how organised, mature and polite they all were. They took control over the event with ease.

Read more: Year 9 NCFC Enterprise Group Neon Disco


Norfolk County FA 5-a-side Finals

PE and Sports - News

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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The sun is out for the @NorfolkCountyFA 5 a side finals.

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Both teams are in the Europa League competition.


Year 7 Parent View 2016 Questionnaire Responses

Students - Year 7 News

Friday, 17 June 2016

Thank you to all the parents, carers and guardians of year seven pupils that filled in the questionnaire at the last parent's evening, the responses of which are shown.

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KS3 & KS4 Summer 2016 Internal Assessments

Exam - Timetables

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Read more: KS3 & KS4 Summer 2016 Internal Assessments


Year 12 Careers Event: Future You

Sixth Form - Sixth Form News & Events

Thursday, 16 June 2016

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On Thursday 23rd June 2016 Year 12 students will take part in a careers event designed to give students a better insight into the world of work. We will be joined by a wide range of employers who will talk to the students about different employment sectors and their own career pathways.

There will be information on Apprenticeships and we will be joined over lunchtime by the Poultec Bus where students can drop into to talk about apprenticeship opportunities.

A morning of presentations and workshops dedicated to developing the skills and experience you need for employment and further training.

Read more: Year 12 Careers Event: Future You


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