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  • Iceni Academy
    Stoke Road
    Methwold
    Thetford
    Norfolk
    IP26 4PE
  • Head: Mr Stephen Plume
  • T 01366 728333
  • F 01366 728905
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.iceniacademy.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 657
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 10th March 2020
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 6th July 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Message from The Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to Iceni Academy. We are passionate about excellence
in education and recognise that outstanding teaching and learning transforms lives and
communities.
We believe, strongly, in the mission of our sponsor, AcademyTransformation Trust:
All children deserve a first class education
All schools can be transformed to being judged as outstanding
All pupils can and should, leave education well prepared for their life ahead academically, personally, emotionally and professionally
All of our staff feel valued and supported in reaching their full professional potential.
Iceni Academy is aiming to build on the foundations of the predecessor school to rapidly become an outstanding learning environment. Our vision for Iceni Academy is to
create a truly personalised learning culture that thrives on aspirational standards, shared values of excellence, respect, success and enjoyment, innovative learning and teaching and
high standards of uniform, discipline and engagement. Iceni Academy will be a centre of excellence that sits at the heart of the community.
We aim to:
Plan, deliver and assess outstanding lessons
Develop a personalised curriculum that supports individual needs and allows for challenge and acceleration
Create regular and robust assessment procedures that accurately track your childs progress
Deliver a program of high quality enrichment sessions, in academic, cultural and sports
Allow opportunities for educational visits and visitors to the Academy.
Our mission is to ensure that all young people educated at Iceni fulfil their potential and leave fully equipped with the qualifications, skills, professional and social attributes necessary to be successful in whatever they wish to do. We understand that young people have only one chance at secondary education and believe it is our moral duty to ensure it is of the very highest calibre.
This is an exciting time for Iceni Academy. I have an inspirational, ambitious and dynamic team with a commitment to transformational leadership, raising standards and improving
attainment. This will be fundamental to the success of our Academy, turning it into the school of first choice and a centre of excellence. We have the desire, experience and
vision to deliver a platinum standard of education to the pupils and community and look forward to discussing our ambitious plans for the future with you on your visit.
I very much look forward to meeting and working with you to develop your childs potential.
Gee Cook, Principal.
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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