The latest goings on from Acle Academy

Senior Prefect Team Appointed

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of our Senior Prefect Team: Olivia Bygrave - Head Girl, Ben King - Head Boy, Jasper - Deputy Head Boy and Lois King - Deputy Head girl.  Conducting the interviews for the Senior Prefect Team has been an absolute delight and is testament to the wonderful  focus, diligence and integrity of our students. We were overwhelmed  by the quality of the applicants and we felt that every student that applied , could have been appointed to this position. It was a humbling experience to hear the  strength of determination and pride in our school that was shared during the presentations. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all students who applied for the position.  We are delighted with our selected team and we have every confidence that they are going to make a significant impact on the school.   Congratulations Olivia, Ben, Jasper and Lois.

National Art & Design Saturday Club


Acle Academy student, Scarlett,  has attended this year’s Club and has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member for the whole year, inspiring us all with her ability to be creative in the most interesting ways, thinking outside the box and challenging preconceptions of what art is today. The Youth Engagement Officer at the Time & Tide Museum said it had been an absolute pleasure and they are looking forward to welcoming her back next academic year. 

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Photos courtesy of Time & Tide Museum/East Coast college/Creative Collisions/National Art and design Saturday Club

Maths Discovery

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The Maths department is embarking on work with “Maths Discovery” who provide talks and workshops for students of all ages to help contextualise Maths and reinvigorate interest in the subject. It is hoped that this work can be combined with transition work to further promote the subject and to ensure that students see their learning of this subject as a lifelong journey, and particularly throughout primary and secondary years.

    Prof Alan Davies from Maths Discovery is visiting the school on Tuesday 4th July to give a talk to years 9 and 10 on rainbows and the Maths behind them. We will looking at holding talks, workshops and projects in the future. We also hope to embark on work with the primary schools to set up transition projects with the help of Alan's wife Dr Diane Crann who specialises in this area.

    More about Maths Discovery can be found at their website which gives further examples of talks and workshops that they run.

Acle Academy Boat Club

Members of the Acle Academy Boat Club launched the school boat on the broads last night (Monday 26th June). A fun evening was had by all.


Students play at opening of new ECHC shop in Acle

On 22nd June 2017 four of our students joined others who played in the band and entertained the public at the opening of a new East Coast Hospice Charity shop in Acle.  Follow this link to read the article in the Great Yarmouth Mercury.



Freethorpe Student gets free bike


Photo courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press

One of our Year 7 students, Henry Thompson, is the proud owner of the Trek Marlin mountain bike. after being named as the most improved cyclist during a county-wide cycle training course.   Henry took part with 5,000 pupils in a Norfolk County Council cycle safety training course at primary and junior schools. Please follow this link to read the complete article in the Eastern Daily Press

Well done and many congratulations Henry!

Former Student - Alfie Hewitt

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Former Acle Academy student, Alfie Hewitt has become the first British winner of a men’s wheelchair singles title at the French Open.  Well done Alfie!  

Follow this link to read articles on the website of the EDP at and on the website of the BBC at


Some of our musicians have launched an amazing charity CD.  The CD will be available to buy from the school office for £5.00.   Here are two links to articles which will be on the websites of the EDP and the Gt Yarmouth Mercury about the the CD release.   The press articles should be in the newspapers this week - Thursday 8th June 2017 for the EDP and Friday 9th June for the Great Yarmouth Mercury.



Year 7 Norfolk County Council Road Safety Presentation

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. The content of the presentation is not designed to frighten or upset students, but to raise their awareness of the dangers associated with using the road and how to keep themselves safe as a pedestrian, cyclist and/or passenger. However, if your child has witnessed or experienced any road accidents, and/or you feel the presentation may not be suitable for them at this time, please contact Mrs Wright or Mrs Watts prior to their lesson.

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.

Acle gets creative with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday 18th May, 7 musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra came to Acle as part of the Ten Pieces Coaching Scheme.  They spent the day at Acle Primary School encouraging 70 young musicians from Acle Academy and the Cluster Primary Schools.


The aim was to build a Cluster orchestra for the day with young musicians working with the BBCSO and the Acle St Edmund Youth Orchestra to develop musicianship skills.   Through large orchestral practices and smaller workshops, the students were able to rehearse two famous classical compositions: ‘Habenera’ from Carmen (Bizet) and part of ‘Night on a Bare Mountain’ (Mussorgsky).   The day finished with a concert performance to parents.


It was a once in a life time experience that will be remembered for a very long time.


BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Look East both covered this event.  


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