City Academy Norwich Students Attend TEN Schools Debate

A group of City Academy students attended the University Technical College to join our TEN Federation schools for a debate and vote on the winner of the prestigious CILIP Carnegie book award.

Operation Encompass

Our Academy will be taking part in a jointly run operation with Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police called Operation Encompass.

10 quick questions: Max Cook

Max Cook is Assistant Vice Principal Student Support. We caught up with Max and asked him 10 quick questions to find out more about him, his inspirations and how he relaxes outside of the classroom.

How long have you been at CAN and what do you teach?

CAN students take part in the Norwich City Schools Yr7-10 Athletics Championships

Norwich City Schools Athletics Championships, UEA

On Monday 22nd May over 70 CAN students took part in the Norwich City Schools Athletics Championships at the UEA in the glorious Norfolk sunshine.

CAN in the press

FLY Festival of Literature for Young People

Festival aims to inspire young people with the wonder of words for a fifth year

Pupils at the City Academy help with the launch of the programme for the FLY Festival of Literature for Young People. With the pupils are, Mary Sparrow, 3rd left, principal; Hannah Tough, 4th left, festival director; Mary Sparrow, principal; Viviane Palmer, 5th left, librarian; Alexander Gordon Smith, back 4th right, patron; Hannah Boag, 3rd right, leader of english; and Antoinette Moses, front centre


, PICTURE: Denise Bradley


Pupils’ praise for literacy tool

Pupils in Norwich have been showcasing a literacy tool which has upped reading and writing levels by months in just a fortnight.

Former pupil gives today's students advice on careers

A former student of City Academy Norwich has returned to his roots.


James Blower returned to his school last week, to discuss his successful finanical career journey.



Young Musician is Playing his way to the top

A talented young musician is playing his way toward a career in percussion.

Joe Cole, 12, from Norwich, can already play five percussion instruments including the drums and the timpani.

But the City Academy Norwich student's favourite instrument is the xylophone.

Evening News - 27 April 2015

A Norwich school whose GCSE results had fallen “sharply” is fighting back under a new headteacher.

Ofsted inspectors found standards had slipped at City Academy Norwich since 2011, but its new principal had “driven rapid improvements”. Mary Sparrow took the reins at the 829-pupil academy in Bluebell Road in January this year, replacing former headteacher David Brunton who retired in December 2014.

Inspectors who visited on March 24 and March 25 concluded that the school required improvement, having gone downhill since the last full inspection in September 2011 which rated it as good. But lead inspector Anne Pepper found that staff and students were working hard to turn the situation around.