We pride ourselves on providing an extremely wide range of responsibilities where our students can develop their leadership, teamwork skills and confidence. We also provide a range of opportunities from an annual residential visit to the chance to participate in a range of performances and foreign visits.   

As part of our International status, in the last year our students have had the chance to work with visitors from Spain, Austria and China. Our distinctive environmental specialism allows students the opportunity to develop their interest in green issues and get involved in community projects. The Academy is at the hub of the community, with our facilities being well used by many diverse groups.   In the brief time that the Academy has been open, it has seen a rapid trajectory of improvement, with exam results doubling and all the other indicators showing that we are well on course of our journey to our vision of “learning excellence.”


A number of things combine to make the Open Academy distinctive:

  • We are a small but growing school
  • We are small enough to have a family feel but have seen constant growth in numbers over the past few year
  • We are "rapidly improving" (Ofsted)
  • We enjoy the benefits of a state of the art building
  • We promote responsibility in our students with over a third having a leadership role
  • We promote international links and are in contact with students, teachers and administrators from countries as diverse as South Korea, France, Algeria, China and the Netherlands

Working for us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Our aim is to establish an environment in which schools can flourish as successful Academies.

We believe that Academies benefit from working in a supportive network where professional support and challenge is at the heart.

The Church of England schools in our Diocese have always had a commitment to working together; operating as institutions living their Christian mission. We have always tried to work effectively with other organisations: with Local and National Government, and with each other, to create the very best for the children and young people in our care.

Belonging to the Trust strengthens those opportunities. It provides a supportive and appropriately-challenging environment for school leaders and governors to achieve the very best for their school.

We firmly believe in autonomous schools that are properly accountable and focused on providing the richest possible learning environments for their children.

We think that other schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to the values of our Trust and all are welcome to explore and consider joining us.

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