City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 15th June 2018

The summer term continues in full swing with the regular day being enhanced with trips, visits and activities. Students love to learn outside of the classroom and Year 7 were treated to a geography trip to Cromer this week or last. Students I spoke to, said how much they had enjoyed it and organising a visit for a year group of over 270 students is not a simple task and I am grateful to all the staff involved in making it happen.

I had the pleasure, this week, of having cake with the girls who were part of the Ormiston Leading Lights sailing trip. They spoke enthusiastically of how much the trip had increased their confidence and when I asked what they had learned about themselves, the reply was 'so much!' Being part of Ormiston is often hidden in the business side of the school however Ormiston's commitment to 'being the Trust that makes the biggest difference' was very real for the students in involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you are interested in 'Achieving more together' (Ormiston's motto) we will be seeking new community and parent governors in September. The work of the governors as a check, balance and advocate of the school is central to CNS and if you are interested, please contact the school reception at

Today we said 'goodbye' to Y11 at their Leavers Assembly, amongst the tears and laughter were many stories and memories to last a lifetime. They are a fabulous year group and I will miss them greatly. 

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I am looking forward to a quiet weekend. I hope you had a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.

Jo Philpott                                                                                                                                                 

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