City of Norwich School

City of Norwich School announced as finalists in Norfolk Education Awards

City of Norwich School (CNS) and Sixth Form is proud to announce that it and one of its students has been selected as finalists in three categories in the EDP’s inaugural Norfolk Education Awards being held this October.

The school, a member of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has been selected as a finalist in both the Secondary School of the Year category and the Higher/Further Education Provider of the Year category.  In addition, Mabel Lea, who was Head Student in 2022-23, has been selected as a finalist for the category of Student of the Year.  

There are a total of twelve categories in all, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony being held on Thursday 12th October at Barnham Broom Hotel in Norwich.  The winner of each category will then be automatically entered for the Overall Education Hero of the Year Award which will also be announced on the night.

The awards will celebrate the dedication, success and levels of high-quality talent within the Norfolk education sector, from primary school through to higher education, and recognises the commitment to learning from student and teachers that is shown across the county.

Jo Philpott, Headteacher of City of Norwich School said:

“City of Norwich School has a long and prestigious history in Norwich’s educational landscape and our school motto of ‘excellence in all’ reflects our vision of achieving the very best for our students in everything we do. 

“We are delighted that our achievements are being recognised and that we have been selected as finalists for these awards.  Now more than ever is the time to appreciate the fantastic work of our staff and acknowledge the incredible job they do to make sure that our students get the very best chance in their education.”

Kate Nichols, Director of Sixth Form and Deputy Head Teacher said:

“CNS Sixth Form is a thriving place to be, and we are delighted for the staff and students who make it the success it is. We have over four hundred hard-working students and a dedicated and experienced staff that make it a pleasure to lead.

“Our sixth form focuses on the whole student; the academic outcomes, the nurturing and pastoral care, the skills curriculum and the community aspect of being part of a school. The enrichment, leadership and co-curricular opportunities we offer create well-rounded students moving into the wider world at 18, and I am pleased that this is being recognised through our nomination for this award.”