Making the right choice

I am delighted to welcome you to Acle Academy, part of The Wensum Trust community of learning. It is my great honour to serve as Principal as Acle Academy embarks on its transformational journey to become an outstanding centre of excellence. I would like to invite you to visit us in person to discover the wealth of wonderful educational opportunities that we can offer the young people of our community.

As a small rural school we understand that the passage from primary to high school can be a daunting experience. This is why we strive to ensure that our transitional arrangements are of the highest quality. Our staff will know your children as

individuals, not as just a number or name on a list. At Acle Academy, we will care for your child ensuring that they are challenged to achieve their personal best in every aspect of school life. We are devoted to ensuring that our curriculum is enhanced with a diverse array of enrichment opportunities which will guarantee that your child leaves Acle Academy with excellent academic results and a wonderful collection of life long memorable experiences. We want our students to look back at their time at Acle Academy as ‘the best days of their lives’.

As Head of School at Acle Academy I expect the highest standards of students and staff. Fundamentally, we are a learning community and therefore our personal conduct, respect for each other and our learning environment and our commitment to achieving our personal best, underpins every aspect of school life.

We are dedicated to creating a culture which helps prepare students not just for exam results, but for lifelong learning.

To thrive in the 21st century, it is not enough to leave school with a clutch of examination certificates. Students need to have learnt how to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self-disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive. At Acle Academy, we believe that the core purpose of education is to prepare young people for life after school; helping them to build up the mental, emotional, social and strategic resources to enjoy challenge and cope well with

uncertainty and complexity. We believe that this purpose for education is valuable for all young people and involves helping them to discover the things that they would really love to be great at, and strengthening their will and skill to pursue them.

We also believe that confidence, capability and passion can be developed in all students irrespective of their starting points.

Real world intelligence is not something we are born with, we can all develop the skills needed to succeed with the right

mind set. At Acle Academy we will inspire every young person and nurture their potential in order to develop the leaders of tomorrow.

We invite you to join Acle Academy and be part of the exciting new era for our school. I look forward to welcoming you in person and showing you that Acle Academy is the right choice for you.

Helen Watts


Acle Academy, South Walsham Road, Acle, Norwich, NR13 3ER.  

Contact details are: T 01493 750431 -  E

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