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On Saturday 5th November 2017, eight Fakenham Academy students went to the U18 Norfolk Badminton Schools Tournament which was held at the Open Academy in Norwich. It was a early start for us all! Arriving at school at 8am so Mrs Price could take us on the minibus then returning around 7pm.

Geography A-Level students from Fakenham Sixth Form have been helping to
record changes to North Norfolk’s coastline due to coastal erosion – and now
their work will help educate others about the issue thanks to a link with
Sheringham Museum.

‘It Began with Ada’ event at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge Recently, myself and a small group of year 9 and 10 girls from Fakenham Academy went to a computing museum in Cambridge who were holding a special schools’ event to celebrate ‘Ada Lovelace Day’.

Timetable changes for Bus 7 as of Monday 13th November.

Fakenham Sixth Form officially opened its new facilities on 1st November 2017, following a £770,000 investment in dedicated facilities for sixth formers at Fakenham Academy Norfolk.  The Sixth Form’s new look has gone down well with students, with the academy seeing a sharp increase in A-Level ap

Fakenham Academy presents our annual Christmas Concert on Friday, 8 December, 2017 at 19:30

Tickets can be purchased by programme on the door priced at £3.50 Adult/£2.50 concessions

From an early age I have had a passion for science, and upon leaving school I knew this was an area I wanted to pursue.  I studied a BSc in Zoology and afterwards completed a PGCE at the University of East Anglia.

At the end of this half term the Geography Department went home a little heavier after sampling the Bake Off Quality volcano cakes that many Year 7 and 9 students took time to make. The time, effort and imagination from students (and maybe parents and older siblings?!) was commendable.

Last half term Year 8 investigated the microclimate of FAN. A microclimate occurs when the climate of a small area differs from the area around it.

On the 26th of September 2017 Fakenham Academy took part in the European Day of Languages.

I am delighted to be the new music teacher at Fakenham Academy and have the opportunity to
build on the fantastic culture of music has already been established. A love of music goes back a

Hello. My name is Sarah Marshall and I joined Fakenham Academy in September 2017 as a full time, Student Support Assistant.

Charlie Fish a Year 8 pupil at Fakenham Academy achieved his Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. What Is Tang Soo Do?

ROBERT BOND is currently a Year 8 pupil at Fakenham Academy Robert partakes in TAE KWON DO, which is a form of Martial Arts. Robert has been doing this for 7 years and is currently U15 World Champion. He has won 28 medals and 15 Trophies.

Charlie Page a Year 9 pupil at Fakenham Academy and a player for the U13's at Fakenham Town FC has become a qualified referee. Charlie started on his road to becoming a referee when he attended the Junior Football Leader Course run by the Norfolk FA.

French national day celebrations at the UEA with a group of Year 9 students. On the 14th July a group of year 9 students were invited by the UEA to celebrate “le quatorze juillet”-”Bastille Day” through 2 workshops and a visit of the University of East-Anglia.

Open Session to say Goodbye to Fakenham College

Fakenham Academy has moved all the Sixth Form teaching up to the Field Lane [School] site and so we will not be using Fakenham College [Wells Road] any more. We are in talks with the Local Authority over the future of the site.

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have been asked by the Travel & Transport Department at Norfolk County Council to pass this important message to you concerning school bus passes for September 2017:

A reminder to all parents, carers and students that start date for all students across all years, including Sixth Form, is Thursday 7th September.

Slideshow showcasing a year at FAN in pictures

On Thursday 6th of July a group of 11 year 12 biology students, accompanied by Mrs Mack and Jo Stone went to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.

 A Level Geography students from Fakenham College visited Sheringham Museum in July 2017, in order to undertake research to support the completion of their individual geographical fieldwork investigations/Non-Examined Assessment (NEA).

My Camouflage learning experience.

I have loved the time I have had with Nervy, who was the person who come to do the camouflaged learning.

Fakenham College students on course to raise record amount for their chosen charity On a sunny Friday morning a group of Year 12 students from Fakenham College set off on their annual sponsored walk to raise money for their chosen charity for the year - The Big C.

The Summer Concert on Saturday 1st July was an excellent occasion for all. In a packed hall of 300 people we had a full programme of ensembles, choir, strings and bands. The audience were wowwed by the very high standard.

On Friday 7th July, our School PCSO Stacey Barnetson, delivered presentations on Sexting. These covered the definition of sexting, how to report incidents if you have been sent an image or another person has asked you for one and the possible action that could be taken by the Police against those

The winners of the third annual FAN 500 Words Competition have been announced and congratulations go to all entrants as well as the top ten finalists and the fantastic winners:

1st place (winning an Amazon Fire Kindle Tablet):

At the end of June a very select group of students attended the Youth STEMM awards ceremony in Norwich at the Forum.

The Year 10 Textiles and Art students went to the Norwich University of the Arts exhibition on Monday 3rd July.

We took 19 sports leaders to assist in the delivery of Fakenham Junior School's sports day. The leaders were paired up and each pair had to run an activity on rotation for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

In september, we started a science club called Sensational Science.We meet every wednesday to do fun and exciting experiments like:making lava lamps, bouncy balls, sucking up bugs with a pooter and making snow out of nappies and much more.We are the only club that has successfully continued throu

A Level Geographers completed their fieldwork on the north Norfolk coast in June 2017, as part of their Non Examined Assessment (NEA) fieldwork studies.

Tuesday 11th July is Sports Day at FAN!

Parents are welcome form 2.25pm onwards on the school field. 

The highly successful Fakenham Academy Norfolk Badminton Team has been granted the support of Tesco's 'Bags of Help' Scheme, where shoppers are given token to vote for a project to receive funding towards its activities. 

On the 22nd and the 23rd May Year 7 went on a trip to Gressenhall to study how farmers can diversify. Our main focus was ‘Homes or Habitats?’ The day was based around four people who took on the roles of people who may have an interest in this issue.

We are pleased to show you our “new” drama studio! As part of our exciting move to create our new Fakenham Sixth Form we have put lots of time, effort and money into our new Drama Studio. Complete redecoration - new seating - new flooring and new heating.

Our new staff room has been unveiled and the staff have moved in already. The staff have moved out of their large staff room and into a much smaller one to allow more space for students and their old staff room will be converted into a brand new library for the School.

The latest e-edition of the Fakenham College News can be viewed here....

 

http://r.newsletter.nes.org.uk/829lajq6vkifl.html

 

 

 A small group of Year 9 and 10 students recently took part in another 'Taster Day' at the Easton and Otley College Easton Campus. This time the students took part in Tasters in: Public Services, Animal Care and Horticulture. The idea is to give school students a taste of colleg life.

On Saturday 6th May myself  and my fellow students, Mark Tuck and Shannon Peeling, helped out at Pensthorpe’s “Wild About The Wensum” event .

I have once again had the pleasure of working with Year 5 students at Astley Primary School, Briston, contributing to their work on studies of rivers.

With the joys of a 3:00am start, a coach took a surprisingly energetic twenty five of us to

Luton airport, where after a one and half hour flight we arrived in the cultural and historical

Fakenham College A Level Geographers, were fortunate to by visited by Richard Cook, Civil Contingencies Manager, North Norfolk District Council.

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On Friday 24th March, Fakenham Academy students took part in fundraising activities for Comic Relief. Students paid £1 to wear non-school uniform for the day. We completed a display of beautifully designed red nose day characters in the foyer, and there was also opportunity to buy red noses.

"March 30th was this year's date for Fakenham College's annual 'Question Time' event.

We would like to let all parents and carers know that from the 30th March 2017, uniform can be obtained from the following locations:

Sweets n Things Ltd, 15-16 Market Place, Fakenham, NR21 9BG, 01328 855172

Birds of Dereham, 13 Yaxham Rd, Dereham, NR19 1HB, 01362 692941

Main Block, Field Lane, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9QT

On the 7th March the Fakenham Academy badminton team went to see the International Badminton qualifiers at The Barclaycard arena in Birmingham.

On Tuesday the 14th March, a strong and confident Fakenham Academy team took on Sheringham in a football game to take them to top of the league, leapfrogging North Walsham who we had already defeated 4-3, so this would be well deserved.

On the 9th of March 2017 the year 12 and 13 psychology students took part in a live chat with psychologists taking part in the ‘I’m a Psychologist, Get me Out of Here’ competition.

 A group of Year 9 and 10 FAN students recently took part in a Taster Day organised by Easton and Otley College at their Easton Campus. The students participated in a range of workshops and activities:

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Year 11 Revision Guide

Fakenham Academy beat Hethersett 5-4 in the final game of the mixed to decide who were to become Champions and win the trophy. 

After the first 6 games the score was 3-3 so it all depended on their final 3 games of which the team that won 2 of the 3 would win the title. 

The year 7 girls played two 7 a-side fixtures against Dereham Neatherd. For most of the team, this is their first experience of playing in a competitive match. Both fixtures were well contested but resulted in victories for Fakenham. A big well done to all the girls who took part.

On the 2nd February 2017, a group of year nine students from Fakenham Academy Norfolk got the chance to go to Easton and Otley college for the morning. The trip was about maths on the farm and how maths is applied in a real situation. Our tutors for the day were Danny and Andrew.

Starting in 2017 with English and maths, new GCSEs in England will be graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade.

Bill Cleyndert & Company is a leading British manufacturer of exquisite bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery - and they are very local!

Don't forget you can easily and safely add funds to a students lunch money account with our online service, Wisepay.

On Friday 3rd March the following students who had earned the right as one of the top 6 rowers in North Norfolk were heading to the UEA in Norwich for the Norfolk Partnership Games. The highlight for them was been driven by Mrs Price. Honestly.

On Friday, Lloyd’s Bank came to visit Fakenham Academy and came to talk to us about banking. One of the bankers told the class that they had been with Lloyds since they were sixteen so they had seen the many changes that Lloyd’s Bank had been through over the years.

The Summer 2017 Exam Timetable can be downloaded as a PDF on this page.

The latest update to our exciting move for September 2017 is the creation of a brand new music room, new music store cupboard and two practice rooms. These were completed ahead of schedule and well within budget.

On the 22nd of February, three students from Year 9; Emily Bingham, Megan Canning and Louis Singleton; attended a sports coaching course held at Easton College. There were children attending from lots of different schools across the region.

On Monday the 27th of February 2017, the Fakenham Academy Norfolk Year 11 football team took on a decent Aylsham side to go top of the league for the time being.

Fakenham Academy U14A & U14B boys travelled to Taverham, a new venue and team for the boys to play.
The U14A boys won 9-0 and the U14B boys won 6-3.

Fakenham Academy U12 Girls were crowned Norfolk School Badminton Champions 2016-2017 after beating Hethersett Old Hall Girls School 7-2.

Where’s the storm, Doris? Doris, where’s the storm?

Leaving school this year? Would you like some cash to help you in your transition from school to work, college or further education?

As part of the forthcoming move to Fakenham Sixth Form being moved onto one site the School is having up to £750,000 investment in the Field Lane site. This week the very first visible sign of this was seen with the opening of a new Textiles room in the Technology Block.

On the 7th February a selected group of year 7's, 8's, 9's and 10's took part in the North Norfolk table tennis and indoor rowing partnership competition. In true school spirit, we had large numbers and at least one student in every age category.

 

On Tuesday 17th January more than 20 students braved the cold conditions to represent Fakenham Academy in a Cross Country event at North Walsham.  The sun managed to come out but it was still very cold and muddy.  Well done to all those that took part and who qualified for the next round.

Learning for Life visit from UNITE Trade Union

Glenn and Jan came into school to visit most of year 9, 10 and 11. The aim was to inform us about unions so that in the future, we can make an informed decision about whether we want to join or not.

Madeline Curl, student at Fakenham Academy Norfolk has had her blog published on the YouthSTEMM website, read what she has to say by following this link:

Joe Lockhart, James Barrett, Tyler Cater, Will Warnes & Alfie Cator were crowned U14 Champions and Kerry Ann Lee, Joanna Barton, Maddie Curl and Ella Scallan became the Girls U16 Champions. 

The Friends of Fakenham Academy are holding the annual indoor Car Boot sale on Saturday 25th February at the Main Hall on Field Lane from 10.00am-12.30pm.

Fakenham Academy U12 Girls were crowned Norfolk School Badminton Champions 2016-2017 after beating Hethersett Old Hall Girls School 7-2. 

Along with other Year 10 students from across Norfolk, a small group of interested FAN students, including some undertaking their YouthSTEMM Award, attended the above event at the UEA recently.

The invite letter for Year 9 parents and carers to this open evening can be downloaded and viewed in the attachment below.

We were visited by some soldiers in our Learning for Life lesson.  They came to work with us, encouraging us to work in groups to solve problems. The problems tested different skills.  Some groups had to work out a design for a new helmet and had to think about all the different parts needed.

In our Learning for Life lesson, we were visited by PC Nattrass, who is part of the traffic police. The traffic police keep our roads safe from speeding and drink driving. PC Nattrass did a presentation about the “Fatal 4” which are speeding, mobile phones, seat belts and drunk driving.

On Wednesday 14 December, the year 10 studying French took on the exciting challenge of going to Sculthorpe Primary school to teach “Petit Papa Noel” a typical French Christmas song to Key Stage 2 students.

In December we were learning about the Development Gap between countries and looking at how we can do things to enable the lives of children in less developed countries to be improved. One way in which to do this is by giving aid but it has to be done sustainably.

In our Learning for Life lesson, we were visited by Justin, Brent and April from Tarmac company.  April was a lorry driver. They brought in a huge 32 ton tipper truck.  Justin showed us all the blind spots.  These were the areas where the driver was unable to see cyclists or pedestrians.

 The December e-edtion of the College News can be viewed here..

 

http://r.newsletter.nes.org.uk/o6st6qmvkifl.html

On Tuesday 6th of December, some UEA students visited Fakenham Academy Year 9 students. They talked about crimes to do with social media. They had made a PowerPoint for us to look at and it was interesting and full of facts.

From the 7th of December to the 15th of December the year 10 drama group has been doing a traveling panto around the local primary school’s for example Blenheim Park, Little Snoring, Stibbard, FJS, Sculthorpe and Fakenham Infants.A Lot  of time and effort has been put into all of the performances

As part of their Level 2 Award in Hospitality and Catering, Fakenham Academy's Y10 Catering Students organized an Afternoon Tea event for staff and guests on the second of December. All 30 students took part in the event, for which they had been planning and practicing for since October.

The FAN Music Department present our annual Christmas Concert featuring our talented musicians from the Academy and College.

Friday 9th December, 7.30pm at Field Lane.

Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50

 

On the 8th November the A-level mathematicians braved the annual UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. This is a 90 minutes paper with 25 multiple choice questions. The questions are challenging and require creative use of maths to solve correctly.

On the 12th September 2016, our family started a sponsored swim challenge in aid of Aspire.  We decided to take on this challenge because we wanted to help this charity with their fundraising.  

Some of our students have been interviewing members of staff to gain an insight into their roles here at Fakenham Academy.

Some of our students have been interviewing members of staff to gain an insight into their roles here at Fakenham Academy.

Musical Soiree Evening - Friday 18th November

We held our annual Senior Soiree recently and welcomed student performers and an audience of family and friends. What a delight it was to hear senior students perform solo in a wide range of disciplines.

 

Here at the Friends we thought it would be a good idea to tell you a little bit about ourselves and what we do. The Friends have been in existence for many years and over that time have changed many times.

North Norfolk Christmas Market - Saturday 5th November 2016

 

Fakenham U14 Girls welcomed and hosted both Wymondham and Reepham to play all 3 games on one night.

Former student Will Mcgregor came into Fakenham Academy and Fakenham College on Friday 12th November to talk to Film and Media Studies students about his progression from being at Fakenham High School to becoming a director of film and cinema. 

The game was at home against APHS and the weather was freezing. Once again we went into the game with our heads dropped after our last game against them, where we lost 7-1.

This was the first of many badminton matches that Fakenham Academy would play in the Norfolk Schools Badminton League. The boys were both excited and apprehensive, as was I, as we climbed into the minibus and headed to Ormiston Victory near Norwich.

Sports clubs and hubs
Where: Alderman Peel high School
Who with: Craig Heap (A.K.A the Heapster)
What time: 9:30 am - 11:00am

This trip was about trying to get more people involved in more sports. Also people who don’t really enjoy sports to get involved.

All students will have now received a CEW booklet, however it can also be viewed in PDF format here

To secure your place on your chosen activity, please return the form to Reception as soon as possible and no later than Monday 28th November 2016.

Soiree Evening

Friday 18th November 2016 - 7.30pm

 

All proceeds go to the academy music department to purchase instruments, music and equipment.

 

My name is David Sperring and I rejoined the staff at FAN this September as Lead of Technology. I first started teaching at Fakenham High School in 1993 as a newly qualified teacher of DT having graduated from the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth.

Well done to all the pupils who played against Alderman Peel High School in the football match on Wed 19th October 2016.

Last Wednesday the year 10 netball team went to APHS for their first fixture of the year. The team we played were slightly younger however still provided a challenge for our team, nevertheless we won 13-6, Joanna scoring 8 and Annabelle 5.

I am throuroughly enjoying my new role as a teaching assistant at Fakenham Academy Norfolk so far. It is giving me the experience I need to go on and apply for teaching training in the future.

From the 18th-30th of October, Norwich hosted the Norwich Science Festival; two weeks of exhibitions, guest speakers, activities and lectures based at the Forum and other venues around the city.

Fakenham traveled to Alderman Peel High School in high hopes on the back of a successful season last year. Fakenham started strong winning the ball in the opening seconds and driving at goal immediately.

Last Wednesday the year 10 netball team went to APHS for their first fixture of the year. The team we played were slightly younger however still provided a challenge for our team, nevertheless we won 13-6, Joanna scoring 8 and Annabelle 5.

I am very much looking forward to working with students and staff in my new role as Sixth Form Support Tutor at Fakenham College.

Wednesday 12th October was our Open Evening for Year 6 students and their parents. We had a packed hall with over 320 people and the evening ran from 6-30pm through to 9pm for those who wanted to stay until then.

Fakenham set off to North Walsham where we lost 8-2 in the previous year with our heads down thinking the same result was going to happen. We walked out onto the pitch in our nice new bright green kits raring to go and get something out of the match.

 

Monday 26th September 2016 was the European Languages Day, where every school in Europe celebrates foreign languages.

This year, students at FAN were presented with two different challenges:

Fakenham Academy Friends staged their quiz on Friday 30th September. This annual event, now in its third year, attracted 17 teams who had a fun-packed night. There were 10 rounds on subjects such as History [favourite of the Principal], superheroes, geography, tv soaps and much more.

An opportunity to experience life as a College student at the Fakenham College Taster Day. Try out new subjects, learn about what the courses involve from our subject specialists and experience high quality teaching. A free lunch will be supplied.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

By Grace Anderson

The latest edition of the #bFANtastic newsletter is out!

This month's edition features stories on record results at the Academy, Youth STEMM award winners and a fantastic video report on the Year 8 & 9 rugby match by one of our students.

Road Safety at Fakenham Academy by Matilda White

Fakenham Academy celebrated two further Rugby wins this week: 

 

Fakenham v Alderman Peel High School Year 8 Team

On Wednesday 14th September, 3 Fakenham College students were presented with cheques from The Fakenham Charities to support their education.

Tom Daly, 16, Courtney Robinson-Heath, 16 and Zachary Green, 18, were each awarded £300 towards the cost of their studies.

The Youth STEMM award is very much like the "Duke of Edinburgh" award but for Science Technology Engineering Maths and Medicine.

We are always looking for ways in which we can make learning interesting and relevant for our students in addition to giving them opportunities to explore where their next step may take them.

Its that time of year again and why not take the opportunity to grab some Christmas gifts and support the Academy at the same time?

The annual Christmas Market comes to Fakenham Academy again on the the 5th November from 10am until 3pm. Theres free admission and refreshments available.

CEW 2016

Create Make and Take

This year we had a great group of girls who really flung themselves into tasks we had set for them.

As you can see from the pictures, they created a deluge of one off items and the imagination and thought they put in was amazing.

2016 Work Experience.

Well done to all our year 10 students.

2016 was a fantastic year for success stories from students who went out on work experience.

Year 8 & 9 played their first rugby games of the year last week, click the link to watch the video Kaiya made about the games.

During the last week of the summer term we invite all of the local primary schools to send some students to our "FIRE!" sessions.

Students are taken through the science of fire and fire safety, as well as learning how to light a Bunsen burner.

Fakenham College, Wedensday 5th October, 6.30pm

The Friends Of Fakenham Academy will be holding the annual Christmas Market on the 5th November 2016, from 10am until 3pm at Fakenham Academy and are currently taking bookings for stall holders.

Stall holders can set up from 8am.

Fakenham College celebrated another “excellent” year for A Levels and progression to higher education and was hailed by Head of Sixth Form, Lianne Higgins, who said: “Our Year 13 students have achieved some of our best A Level results in recent years and many are now going on to some of the top u

The waiting was finally over for our Year 11 students as they collected their GCSE results on Thursday 25 August, with parents and teachers sharing in their delight as the class of 2016 recorded some excellent results.

Check out what courses we have to offer at Fakenham College. Our prospectus for September 2017-2018 can be downloaded below.

Out and About 2016

Monday 18th July - Oasis Alive

Welcome to the new and improved Fakenham Academy website.

Students prepare for big FANHAB launch

Five Fakenham Academy Norfolk students are closely monitoring weather forecasts, poring over maps of the region, and performing meticulous calculations - all in their own time after school - as they prepare to launch a High Altitude Balloon 33,000m into the Near Space region of the earth's atmosp

Fakenham Academy Norfolk has seen 2 years of strong progress recognised by Ofsted with a rating of ‘Good’ following a visit by inspectors to the Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) Group academy on 11th-12th June.