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Principal's Welcome

Thank you for taking an interest in Fakenham Academy. We are a local school with high ambitions.

Drawing on the support of our partner schools within Norfolk Academies, our key drive is to continuously improve educational outcomes for all our students. We believe that education is the key to transforming life chances, and that by creating an outstanding learning environment where all students are happy and taught well we will enhance their prospects to become productive, successful citizens of the future.

To achieve our goal of an outstanding learning environment we insist on getting the basics right day in and day out. These core standards include high expectations of everyone in our learning community; good discipline consistently applied; reliably good quality teaching; a commitment from parents to work in partnership with the academy and respectful, positive relationships between everyone in our learning community.

As a school leader it has always been paramount to me that education is more than just exam results and qualifications gained. It is about educating the whole child and making sure that whenever they leave us, they are prepared to enter today’s modern world, as well rounded capable young men and women. Maintaining the broad and diverse curriculum here at Fakenham Academy is something I will always prioritise.

I am incredibly pleased to be able to say that when comparing schools using Progress 8, Fakenham Academy is the best school within 15 miles in the North Norfolk area. Our teaching staff have worked incredibly hard over the last few years to achieve this, and students here genuinely have the best chance they can to achieve exam success here at Fakenham Academy.

A large proportion of students join our Sixth Form and from there many move on to highly regarded universities across the country. These include Oxford, Cambridge and the wide range of Russell Group universities. We are also justly proud that students entering the academies with different starting points make very good progress that is above the national standards. This enables all our students to fulfil their own individual potential.

I would like to extend and open invitation to all members of the public, parents and local businesses to come and see our academy during a typical day of term, see for yourself the great things happening at Fakenham Academy. I also hope you can join us for our Open Evening on Thursday 4th October, and our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 26th September.

If you would like to arrange a tour, or have any further questions, please email office@fakenhamacademy.org for more information.

Richard Evans,

Principal.