City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy

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About City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy

Name City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Jo Philpott
Address Eaton Road, Norwich, NR4 6PP
Phone Number 01603274000
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1763
Local Authority Norfolk
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The excellent leadership of the headteacher, along with the head of school and other senior leaders, has precipitated the school's rapid improvement.

Teachers in charge of subjects are expert and are leading improvement effectively in their own departmental areas. The governing body is highly effective in supporting and challenging school leaders. Pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects, including English and mathematics.

The school's work to ensure that disadvantaged pupils make rapid progress is having a highly positive impact. Pupils' behaviour is excellent. They are highly committed to enhancing their own learning.
<>The sixth form is good. Students make good progress and are very well prepared for the next steps in their education or employment. The overall quality of teaching is good, and the school's meticulous focus on developing teachers' skills ensures that teaching is improving.

Over time pupils do not experience enough outstanding teaching. Not all teachers check systematically enough the progress that pupils make within lessons. Some teachers do not apply the school's expectations about homework consistently enough to ensure that it coherently consolidates or accelerates learning.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with DfE guidance on what academies should publish. The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is in line with the national average. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of minority ethnic pupils and pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is slightly lower than the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress at key stages 4 and 5. A proportion of Year 10 and 11 pupils take part-time or full-time vocational courses at Easton College, St Edmund's Society, the Junction at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy and the Red Balloon Learner Centre, which are all located in Norwich.

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