The academy has four houses, named after famous and inspirational people from Norfolk.
|Cavell||Edith Cavell (1865–1915)|
|Manby||George Manby (1765–1854)|
|Sewell||Anna Sewell (1820–1878)|
|Nelson||Horatio Nelson (1758–1805)|
Each week we work hard to earn house points, through good work, behaviour, attitude and looking after each other. On Friday the points are added up and we find out which house is in the lead.
At the end of each term, the house with the most points wins the House Trophy.
We also compete as houses on Sports Day, again winning points and trying to win the Sports Day Trophy.
In March of 2012, we held a whole-school House Challenge, where we all worked together to prepare a presentation on our house, how we are inspired by the famous Norfolk person our house is named after and our aims to be the best that we can be!
Edith Cavell was a British nurse and patriot.
She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during the First World War.
She helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
She was quoted as saying, “I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved.”
Captain George Manby was an author and inventor.
He designed an apparatus, for saving lives from shipwrecks, called the Manby Mortar.
He also invented the first modern day form of fire extinguisher.
Anna Sewell was an English novelist.
She is best known as the author of Black Beauty.
She was quoted as saying (regarding Black Beauty), “A special aim was to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.”
Lord Nelson was a flag officer in the Royal Navy.
He was noted for his inspirational leadership, and superb grasp of strategy.
He was wounded in battle on a number of occasions.
He is most famous for leading the British fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The winners of week 1 of the Top of the Rocks competition have been announced! Class group winners are… (drumroll)… Robin! The individual winner is Christine in Robin class. Second place goes to Jack in Blackbird, and third place is Olivia in Marsh Harrier. Well done everyone! Join in again this week, and […]
Our Maths Lead, Mr Walsh, is challenging all Junior Academy pupils to a multiplication madness ‘Top of the Rocks’ competition! Starting this Sunday (22nd March) morning and finishing on Saturday (28th March) evening, all classes are invited to join in our academy-wide search for the best number rockstars. Join in, and see if your class […]
Please continue to check our ‘Newsletters & Letters to Parents’ page, as well as our ‘Resources – Home Learning’ pages. As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is placing pressure on all parts of society. Our staff have been doing all they can to keep our Academies […]
Children from Cliff Park Junior who qualified were lucky enough to go to Holkham Hall to particpate in the Norfolk School Games Cross Country Winter County Finals. The weather held out and all runners placed in the top 50 of their races. We had a great day and hope next year’s event is just as […]
Last week, our Choir and Recorder Group took part in the annual Gorleston Music Festival. The children had dedicated much of their free time to extra practices and, as a result, their performances in the festival received strong praise! In the Choir Unison category, they sang “Sing” by Gary Barlow and were awarded a distinction […]
Yesterday (11th February) was Safer Internet Day 2020. Every year, across both academies, we hold lessons, special assemblies, and fun activities to highlight problems that our pupils could face online, and to give them the tools and knowledge they may need to stay safe and happy. Click the picture on the left for more information. […]
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This year’s Children In Need day was great fun, and we raised lots of money for this worthy cause. Thanks to all of our families, we raised a grand total of £856.93 across both schools! Children and staff looked fantastic in their colourful ‘spots and stripes’ clothes, and Pudsey t-shirts! We learned about what it […]