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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"

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Back to school Monday 6 June

'Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.'

Brad Henry


Enjoy the half term break, come back refreshed and ready to go again!



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


Lily Potter Wins National Film Making Competition 'Into Space'

Sixth Form - Sixth Form News & Events

Thursday, 26 May 2016

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Lily Potter (Y13) has won a national film making competition. The 'Into Space' competition required her to create a short video or film which can be beamed to the international space station and watched by Tim Peak. Lily won and attended a premier of her film in London and spoke with Tim Peak yesterday. She will also be on News Round on CBBC today.

Students can watch the video at home.


Star of the Week for the Spring Half Term, 2016

Students - Stars of the Week

Thursday, 26 May 2016


Congratulations to all of the pupils nominated for Star of the Week for the Spring half term, 2016. The nominations were made by the teachers and members of staff for exceptional effort, attitude, work or progress.

These names will be entered into a half term draw to win vouchers. Well done and keep up these excellent standards.

Mr Utting

Assistant Headteacher, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

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Parents' Evening System

Students - Year 7 News

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

We would like to invite you to attend our Year 7 Parents' Evening on the 9th June 2016.

This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to discuss the progress that your son/daughter has made in their Key Stage 3 studies with their teachers.

The school is now trialling the use of an online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive confirmation by email. We are confident this is an improvement to the previous system and welcome any feedback.

Appointments can be made from 25th May at 11am and will close on 7th June at 4pm. If you wish to make any changes after this date please contact us.

We would suggest you make your appointments as soon as possible, particularly if you only have limited availability on the evening.

Please visit to book your appointments from 11am. A short guide on how to book appointments is also included.


What was the most useful thing you learnt at school?

Business and Enterprise - Business News

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


One of the hardest questions that we have to answer as teachers is the question "Do I really need to learn this? When will I ever use it in real life?"

I usually tell them the story about when I was working, before going into teaching, in a department with a team of young graduates. Most of us were in our first big career role after university. After struggling for a while on a computer one of the team turned to the rest of us and asked sheepishly if any of us could help him to work out some percentage changes. To our shame, none of us could remember how, despite all of us holding a good GCSE grade in Maths. Eventually we worked out together how to solve these particular calculations and all made a mental note to brush up on our numeracy. I explain to the students that it can be really tough getting on in the workplace without some basic skills.

Read more: What was the most useful thing you learnt at school?


Key-Stage 4 Options

Students - Year 9 News

Monday, 23 May 2016

Key Stage 4 Options

All of the Year 9 students have now been presented with their Key-Stage 4 options. This is a very exciting time as the students begin to take the first steps in some of those courses that they have chosen. This last half term of year 9, will be a great opportunity for the students to consolidate their knowledge and skills in the wider breath of subjects which they have been studying and to lay the foundations upon which their future exam success will be built.

I would like take this chance to thank the students for the care and attention which they put into their choices.  Making such big choices at such an early age is not easy, but the students I have spoken to over the past week, made it clear that they had made sensible and informed choices which will hold them in good stead for their future career aspirations.

Mr Bidle

Head of Year 9


Summer School @ The UEA Sainsbury Centre

Students - Clubs and Activities

Thursday, 19 May 2016

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Children will have the opportunity to explore the Sainsbury Centre galleries and the rich diversity of the University landscape. Using skills from art and science, children will learn about local fauna and flora, get involved with lots of hands-on art making and scientific activity and create environments of their own, with a final exhibition in the Education Studio. Join us for four days of creative and scientific discovery and fun!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 26 July - 29 July 2016 / 10am–4:30pm / £130/£90 concessions. Bursary Places Available.

Suitable for: Children 8-12

Price includes membership pack, four full days of activity, and all materials, snacks and refreshments

Find Out More about the Summer School


The RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream - on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal

Creative Arts - News

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play For The Nation opened at Norwich Theatre Royal on April 26 - here's a peek at the action on stage with local amateurs "The Common Lot" and Sprowston Community High School pupils who are acting alongside the professionals from the RSC.

Students please view the video from home.


Well Done and Good Luck to Year 11 Students

Students - Year 11 News

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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A massive congratulations to, Jack Fisher, Nishat Rahman, Francesca Fitt, Rebecca Cox, Anisha Al-Firdous, Chloe Doy, Ellie cushion, Lauren Goodall, Alice Trett and Jemma Shingles.

The students on average did a combined 246 hours of revision at home and at school. An outstanding foundation for the coming exams!

Well done and good luck!

Mr Cordeaux

Head of Year 11


Year 7s Visit Their Old Schools

Students - Year 7 News

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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We have really enjoyed our recent visits to our feeder Schools to see Yr6 students and staff. One of the most pleasing parts of these visits is that we get to take some of our Yr7s back to their old school to speak with Yr6s about their experiences and to catch up with the teachers they had at KS2.

Our students never fail to impress on these occasions and once more they were an absolute credit to Sprowston Community High School and to themselves.

Read more: Year 7s Visit Their Old Schools


Year 10 Creativity and ‘deliciousness’ leads to the perfect recipe for learning!

Students - Year 10 News

Monday, 16 May 2016

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Mr Dos Santos' Science class demonstrated their creativity and scientific understanding of key biological processes through the art of cake making as part of a homework project.

Mr Dos Santos then took his class outside for an impromptu lesson in the sun to judge their fantastic creations and of course to eat them! A fantastic way to encourage learning of a key scientific topic as well as maintaining pupil interest and ultimately helping the Year 10s actually enjoy completing their homework. Brilliant stuff.

Read more: Year 10 Creativity and ‘deliciousness’ leads to the perfect recipe for learning!


Year 10 Exceptional Performers

Students - Year 10 News

Monday, 16 May 2016

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On Wednesday 11th May I met with a group of students in Year 10 who have performed remarkably well in Year 10 and continue to impress. All of the pupils pictured (and Chloe Bowes-Shorten) were chosen as they have performed exceptionally and all of them have not only fantastic progress grades (at least half a grade above where they're expected to be) but they also have ATLs of at least 3.4 and have an attendance of 98% or above!  A discussion was held about student leadership and their suitability to be prefects and what their next steps will be. Well done all and keep up the brilliant work!

Pictured: Emily Hockin, Lauren Fowler, Liberty Smith, Scott Welch, Curtis Mayne, Callum Barnett, Isobel Jowsey, Emmy Parden, Liberty Hurrell.

Mr Sayce

Head of Year 10


Business-minded Pupils Reach Their Regional Finals

Business and Enterprise - Young Enterprise

Friday, 13 May 2016

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A group of innovative students is showing the business world what young minds can create.

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Congratulations to all our Stars of the Week

Students - Stars of the Week

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Kameran Ralph in Year 9 for being nominated as a Star of the Week by Mrs Gilding.  He consistently works hard in Maths, accessing extension work and tries his best.

Sapphire Gowing in Year 7 for being nominated as a Star of the Week by Mrs Jenner.  Sapphire's work is well researched and well presented.  She remains focused during the lesson and is a pleasure to have in class.

Sophie Dewing in Year 8 who was nominated as a Star of the Week by Mrs Jenner for her work in Tech.  Sophie went beyond the brief given and produced a very good piece of work.

Well done and keep up the good work!

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching, Learning & Assessment


Love Hollie Kerrison's Equality Poem

Students - Year 7 News

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hollie Kerrison

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2016 Year 11 Prom: Sprowston Manor

Students - Year 11 News

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian/Carer

You will be aware that as Year 11, we have been raising money towards the Leavers' Prom. As well as some non-uniform days, we organised a Fashion Show, Sprowston's Got Talent and Bag Packing Event.  As we draw towards the end of their time with us, it seems appropriate to give you some important details that will help you to make arrangements for the end of June.

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The Prom will take place at Sprowston Marriott Hotel Marquee on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Please read and print the attached letter for more details and the application form.

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Former Student Sam Kelly wins Horizon Award in the Radio 2 Folk Awards

Students - Student Zone

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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Congratulation to ex-student Sam Kelly who took part in the Radio 2 Folk awards and won the Horizon award.

Find out more about the Radio 2 Folk Awards

Listen to Sam Kelly in session for World on 3


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