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Wymondham High Academy

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Type  Academy
DfE URN  137461 Tables
Pupils receiving free school meals  7.1% (2013)
Principal  Jonathan Rockey
Vice Principal  Chanel Oswick
Capacity  1410
Phone  +44 1953 602078
Total enrollment  1,700 (2014)
Location  Folly Road Wymondham Norfolk NR18 0QT England
Ofsted  Reports Pre-academy reports
Address  Folly Rd, Wymondham NR18 0QT, UK
Similar  Wymond College, Notre Dame High School N, Old Buckenh High Sch, Attleboro Academy Norfolk, Long Stratton High Sch

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Wymondham High Academy is a state-funded co-educational academy school in the English county of Norfolk It can be found near the centre of the town of Wymondham, to the west of Norwich. It has around 1,650 pupils aged 11 to 18. The principal is Mr J Rockey



The school is divided into 4 blocks: North (English, Geography), South (Sciences), Middle (Maths, Languages, RE) and, from 2013, East (Art facilities, Drama, History classrooms). There is also a relatively small social sciences block, used almost exclusively by the sixth form. Neighbouring Wymondham Leisure Centre is used for its physical education facilities.

House system

The House system was set up in 1975. There are currently four houses:

  • Abbey: Named after Wymondham Abbey. House colour: purple.
  • Cheshire: Named after Leonard Cheshire, founder of Leonard Cheshire Disability. House colour: yellow.
  • Ellis: Named after local naturalist Ted Ellis, after whom the Ellis Foundation was named. House colour: green.
  • Macmillan: Named after Douglas Macmillan, founder of Macmillan Cancer Support. House colour: red.
  • There are 12 tutor groups in each house.

    New history and art block

    In 2012, the school received a £3 million grant from Norfolk County Council to build a new Arts and History block. It was built by contractors R G Carter Ltd and was completed in July 2013, covering 1,336 sq/m in total.

    Notable alumni

  • Maddie Brooks, North Florida Ospreys tennis team member
  • Mark Mitchell, silver medal winning figure skater
  • References

    Wymondham High Academy Wikipedia

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