Welcome 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



Local Governing Body Meeting 

Click here for the minutes from the most recent Local Governing Body Meeting on 4th October 2017

Be Safe, Be Seen

As the winter nights draw in we want to remind parents that 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.

Our latest Ofsted Report

Please click here to view our latest Ofsted monitoring inspection report for September 2017

High Notes 

The latest edition of High Notes has landed. With lots of important information and some dates for your diary, click here to view it. 

Congratulations to Year 11 Students

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 of 2016/2017 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 www.stevensons.co.uk.

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’.


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

Hiring of Facilities

Did you know you can hire facilities of the schools across The Wensum Trust? Please click on this link for more information: www.wensumtrust.org.uk/facilities-hire

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.




- 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. 

 - 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.

 - 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

 - 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.

© Acle Academy, a limited company registered in England and Wales under number 8169571.  The registered office address is: Acle Academy, South Walsham Road, Acle, Norwich, NR13 3ER.  Contact details are: T 01493 750431 - F 01493 751279 - E info@acle.norfolk.sch.uk