Introduction to Acle Academy

Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Acle Academy is fortunate to be just a short distance from the extensive waterways, paths and marshes that make up this beautiful part of Norfolk.


Leaders have implemented high quality intervention for pupils in English and Mathematics” - Ofsted, April 2017

Leaders are acting with urgency to drive forward improvements in the school” - Ofsted, April 2017




We are all thrilled with the excellent results achieved by our students.  63% of students achieved a Level 4 or above in both English and Maths and 39% achieved a Level 5 or above in both English and Maths.

Considering that the new GCSE’s specifications are considerably harder than previous years, this is an incredible achievement for all our students.  I would like to thank all of our staff who have worked tirelessly to help support our young people achieve their potential and thank you to our students’ families who have supported them throughout the whole GCSE process.  

We wish all our Year 11 students happy and successful futures in the next stage of their academic careers.

Mrs H Watts, Head of School

2017 Exam Report  

Senior Prefect Team Appointed

Please follow this link for more information or go direct to our News page. 

New School Uniform

School uniform is now available for purchase direct from Stevensons, School Uniform Outfitters, in Norwich. Please follow this link to view the price list for 2017.   You can visit Stevensons’ website direct  at

New House System

We will be introducing a house system across the school from September 2017.  In a nod to the history of the school, we have reformed the Houses based on local rivers. Our Houses for September will be Yare - yellow, Bure - blue, Ant - red and Thurne - Green.  Students have been asked to take part in a competition to design their house symbol and motto.  Follow this link for more information.

New School Motto

From September 2017 we are changing our school motto.  It will be ‘Respect, Aspiration and Determination’.

Broadland District Council

Broadland District Council are running some events/workshops during the summer holidays.  They are running a workshop called' The Roots to Routes Project.  and are running events called Explore - New Ways to Wellbeing'.  Follow the links for the programme for 16 - 18 year olds and follow this link for the programme for 18 - 25 year olds.  


Some of our musicians have launched an amazing charity CD.  Follow this link for more details.

Information for Children and Young People and Families

Following the tragic incident at the MEN Arena on the 22nd May, the NHS East of England Clinical Networks and the GMCA recognise that many children and young people and parents/carers supporting children and young people will be shocked and saddened by what took place. Children and young people in particular may have questions and it can be difficult to know what to say. Please click on this link for information from the NHS East of England Clinical Networks and the GMCA

Hiring of Facilities

If you would to the hire facilities of the schools across The Wensum Trust please click on this link for more information:

Ofsted Monitoring Visit - March 2017

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March we welcomed two visitors from Ofsted to Acle Academy who were monitoring the progress we have made since the last inspection in December 2016.

Ofsted Final Inspection Letter - 21st April 2017

Tracking 3 Celebrations

Student Achievement Celebrations

  • Congratulations to all students mentioned in our tracking 3 celebrations this Spring, view our Student Achievement Celebrations page.
  • And to former student Alice Kay who has been accepted by Cambridge University to read Geography.


Students are attending police presentations currently to highlight both the danger and illegality of sexting (sending/downloading a sexual image of a child) We are focussing upon the damage sexting causes to a young person’s self-esteem and the danger of careless use of technology leading to criminal records which stay with people forever.

Recently the possible dangers of unacceptable contacts being made through on-line gaming sites have been highlighted nationally. Please check on how your children are engaging with on-line games. It is worth looking at the following link to fully understand the dangers some children may encounter.



Year 7 NCC Road Safety Presentation

Published 3rd May 2017 in News

This term, all Year 7 students will be receiving a road safety presentation from NCC’s Road Safety Officer, Richard Wiseman. The presentation "The Grim Reaper" will be delivered in Ethics and Life Skills lessons.

  • 7X1 9th June 2017 (Mrs Watts)
  • 7X2 8th May 2017 (Mrs Wright)
  • 7X3 22nd June 2017 (Mrs Wright)

For further information about the presentation, please contact Mrs Wright by email or telephone.



BBC Symphony Orchestra coming to Acle!

Published 2nd May 2017 in News

The orchestra musicians in the Acle Cluster schools have an amazing opportunity to learn from and work with some of the best musicians in the world, when members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra visit Acle Primary School on Thursday 18th May. If you have ever watched the Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall, then you will have seen the BBC Symphony Orchestra in action!

The day is being recorded by BBC TV and Radio.


Ofsted Monitoring Visit

Published 22nd April 2017 in News

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March we welcomed two visitors from Ofsted to Acle Academy who were monitoring the progress we have made since the last inspection in December 2016.

Ofsted Final Inspection Letter - 21st April 2017.



Acle Academy                                                                                                          If you are parents or carers considering sending your children here, you may find the link to the school’s prospectus helpful. If you wish to know more about our standards then please follow the links to our examination report and our targets.

If you don't find the information that you need, please do drop us a line - just click on the business card!



If you have any concerns or questions about ‘sexting’, please click on this link to view a leaflet produced by Norfolk Constabulary.

Tootoot gives students a safe place to confidentially disclose their worries and concerns which surround bullying. Please click here or on the link on this page to go to their website. 

Remote access to your network user area and the shared resources area click here for further details and to log on. Access to your school email and calendar is also available here

Now we can give you access to well over 700 online stores; more choice and a greater opportunity to build funds for school projects that are supported by the PTA. Joining up is free and you pay no extra for your purchases; just nominate us as the beneficiary of the commission - everything from your weekly shop to special purchases count. Please do click the link.

The Care and Guidance Team at Acle Academy have spent significant time resolving the hurt and harm caused by inappropriate use of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, AskFM etc. As a school we take this very seriously and frequently involve the local police. Further guidance for parents is available here and by clicking the red eSafe button.

Can we remind students, parents and carers of particular concerns we have.


I would like to remind all drivers of the importance of respecting the parking restrictions outside the school gates.  Those drivers who choose to ignore this request are threatening the safety of children and young people crossing the road.  Thank you for your co-operation.

School Drop Off

A reminder to parents that they should not be driving into school to drop students off in the morning, unless it is for medical reasons.

Be Safe, Be Seen

If students are cycling to school they should wear a helmet to protect them and something fluorescent to ensure they are visible to motorists when on dark roads. Similarly those walking to school should wear something to ensure they are visible, even if it is simply a fluorescent flash on their bags.

Finally, we ask that all parents continue to stress to students the need to wear seatbelts when travelling on school transport.

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