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Don't forget to exercise your brain!


Eat a wide vriety of fresh unprocessed foods, vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, seeds, nuts and wholegrains as our brain consumes 1/5th of all the energy we put into our body.



Generally, we need between 7 and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep for maximum restorative benefits for neurone repair and physical and mental well-being.


Mental Stretch:

The more curous we remain, the more we stimulate our brain's plasticity - do a cryptic crossword, learn 3 new words or read a book in a new genre.


What do the above words mean?





Talk to your tutor and form mates.



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Sprowston Students Blast Into F1 in Schools National Finals

Students - Student Zone

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On the 3rd February Sprowston Community High School students travelled to the F1 in Schools Central Regional Finals. Four teams represented the school and the young engineers came away with some great achievements.

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Kinetic Racing upheld the school tradition of immaculately presented competition entries gaining the best team identity award. Whilst the 6th Form team 'Torque Racing' achieved the award for best research and development and earned second place overall which gives them a place at the National Final being held at Silverstone Race Track on April 20th and 21st.

Mr Bugdale the Head of Design and Technology said "We are extremely proud of both our Y11 and 6th Form teams. They have all worked so hard to get to this point and to earn these awards from F1 in Schools is brilliant".


Academy Decision

Governors - News, Events and Information

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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X-Factor Maths Event

Students - Year 7 News & Information

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Thanks to Mrs Mallett and Miss Woolton for running the X-Factor Maths event yesterday. It was, as usual, hugely enjoyable and once again impressive to see the talent that there is amongst the year groups.

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It was highly competitive and I would like to say a thoroughly deserved well done to the final three;

  • Niaz Miah,
  • Savanna-Rose Nolan-Jewell
  • Thomas Leyshon, the overall winner (who was runner-up last year!).

Thanks to Sprowston Junior and Falcon Junior for coming to take part.

Read more: X-Factor Maths Event


Stars of the Week for the Spring half term, 2016

Students - Stars of the Week

Wednesday, 10 February 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.

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Mr Utting

Assistant Headteacher, Teaching and Learning


Wellbeing Presentation

Sixth Form - Sixth Form News, Events and Information

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On Tuesday 20th January Layla Dickerson presented to the Sixth Form on Wellbeing and Mental Health, click Read More to view the presentation.

There are links to the Wellbeing website and contact details.

There are some social events and workshops taking place in Norwich during February, these are a great place to get out, build connections and have fun!

Social – Tuesday 23rd February Board games at the Millennium library (The Forum) 2:15pm

Workshop – Thursday 18th February 'Exploring emotional eating and the grey area' 1pm – 3pm

Read more: Wellbeing Presentation


Sprowston Junior School Food Tech

Students - Student Zone

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On Thursday 4th February we had eighteen year 6 students from Sprowston Junior school take part in a practical skills lesson in Food Technology during periods 2 and 3, supported by Mrs Keer, Mrs Mason, our own Miss Finch & Miss Dixon.

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Their visit had been arranged by Sophie Bryant (2nd in D&T faculty) and Mr Arthur (the deputy head at Sprowston Junior) to give the students a chance to increase their kitchen skills and make healthy and tasty products to eat. This was the second of three planned sessions.

Read more: Sprowston Junior School Food Tech


Stars of the Week: Daisy Cousins & Izzy Hockin

Students - Stars of the Week

Monday, 08 February 2016

Congratulations to Daisy Cousins in Year 11 and Izzy Hockin in Year 7 for being nominated as a Star of the Week by Mrs Coulson in Maths. Daisy received her nomination for her excellent attitude to revision and for completing hours of external revision and Izzy received her nomination for her excellent attitude and effort in Maths.

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Well done and keep up the good work!

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching & Learning


Outstanding Performance in Mathematics

Students - Year 11 News & Information

Monday, 08 February 2016

Mr Parker met with 12 Year 11 Maths students this morning. These students have been identified for their outstanding performance in Mathematics, either progress, attainment or attitude to learning.

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A massive well done.

Graham Parker

Assistant Headteacher - Student Progress and Curriculum


A Quick Up Date On Transition Events

Students - Year 7 News & Information

Monday, 08 February 2016

Miss Sheldrick continues to run her Science sessions of Fridays and we are now having students in from as far afield as Frettenham to take part - excellent stuff!

The Tech department (thanks to Jo Dixon) have started their healthy Eating sessions last week with Sprowston Junior YR6s, making 'pitter pockets' and I have just been in to see them making 'healthy cookies'. Looks hugely enjoyable and tasty too.

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On Tuesday we have the first X-Factor Maths challenge of the year with YR 5s and 6s from Falcon Junior and Sprowston Junior pitting their mathematicians against our YR7s - should be great!

Read more: A Quick Up Date On Transition Events


Inspirational speaker for the Year 9 students

Students - Year 9 News & Information

Thursday, 04 February 2016

In last weeks assembly, Emily Chapman from Y11 spoke to the Year 9 students about the forthcoming National Carers Awards Day. As an advocate for the awareness of young carers; her excellent words simply asked the Year 9 students to be more aware of the challenges faced by young careers and gave information about how to find out more about this.

Mr Bidle


"I spoke to the Year 9's briefly in the assembly on Thursday about the National Carers Awards Day."

If anyone wanted more information on Young Carers and the support on offer for them please visit the Carers Trust Website. There is a radio interview on BBC Radio Norfolk about the event at 1:07:55 in the Nick Conrad's segment from the 28th of January. (Available until Friday Feb 26th 2016)

Emily Chapman


Collecting Art Work

Parents - Useful Information & News for Parents

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Students of GCSE and A level Art and Photography last year need to collect their work from school as soon as possible: although there is a huge quantity of excellent work and we enjoy having it in school unfortunately we do not have the space to keep it in school beyond February.

If you have work remaining in school please contact me at to organise a time to collect it. Any work remaining after half term will either be disposed of or become part of our long-term displays and will no longer be available for collection. Please do not miss this opportunity to collect all your wonderful work

your sincerely

Elaine S Humpleby


Welcome to the School Library Blog!

Literacy - Library Blog

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Here you'll be able to find the latest Library books, news and reviews!

Enjoy reading graphic novels? Want to help choose the best graphic novel of 2015? Take part in the 

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Stan Lee Excelsior Award 2016

Read more: Welcome to the School Library Blog!


Year 9 Translation Bee

Students - Year 9 News & Information

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Class Competition (Stage 1 - present tense) Class winners to be chosen by 12th February. Make sure you are practising for stage 1!



Star of the Week: Chloe Church

Students - Stars of the Week

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Congratulations to Chloe Church for being nominated as a Star of the Week by Miss Gathercole for her good results in a Chemistry test she recently sat. Chloe has made a dramatic improvement and her revision is paying off.

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Well done and keep up the good work!

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning


Congratulations to Ethan Dye and Ellie Cushion

Students - Year 11 News & Information

Monday, 01 February 2016

Congratulations to Ethan Dye and Ellie Cushion who have the highest average point score in all of Year 11 based on our recent tracking.

Keep up the excellent work of solid A grades.

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Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching & Learning


Year 10 High Flyers

Students - Year 10 News & Information

Thursday, 28 January 2016

This morning we had a Year 10 Special assembly with pupils who continue to make great progress with their GCSEs. Students were invited based upon the qualification that they achieved an ATL of at least 3 and were also making positive progress on average in all subjects.

As well as being congratulated and rewarded for this admirable achievement the students were also asked to complete a mind-map offering their advice on what it took to be successful at GCSE level.

What do you think of their advice?

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Earlier in the term other students were also sent congratulatory letters based upon the fact that they were either in the top 25 ATLs or Top 25 students making positive progress in the year group.

Read more: Year 10 High Flyers


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