City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, 15th December 2017

I had the wonderful privilege of watching the Winter Concert on Wednesday evening. The quality of musicianship throughout the school is stunning; a credit to the hard work and commitment shown by the students, as well as the teaching and support from the music department, parents and our primary feeder schools, all of whom recognise the importance of music in a child's education. It is with this commitment to music, that the school is currently consulting on the CNS Admissions Policy. The policy aims to bring the admission number in-line with our current entry and offer 10% of places based on music potential, aptitude and ability. It is the intention that the scholarship places would offer a commitment to music leadership, clubs and concerts as well as music opportunities locally, regionally and nationally. The detail of the places and how they will be allocated will be developed next term, in order that we can take into consideration the views expressed through the consultation period.

Yesterday, we began Charities Week, the energy and enthusiasm the students demonstrate in creating fund raising events is quite breath taking. The last three days of term will be made even more enjoyable with big lunch time events and a non-uniform day on Wednesday, where we encourage students and staff to wear Christmas jumpers, if they have them.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term of headship and would like to thank parents and the wider community for their support and communications throughout this term. I am looking forward to the Christmas break and to spending time with my family and friends; may I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas and all my very best wishes for 2018.

Jo Philpott

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