The Hewett Academy

Secondary
Post 16

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Cecil Road
Norwich
NR1 2PL
01603628181
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Pupils
343
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(22/3/18)
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34%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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The Hewett Academy is a much smaller than average sized secondary school. It opened as an academy in September 2015 under the sponsorship of the Inspiration Inspection report: The Hewett Academy, Norwich, 22–23 March 2018 Page 10 of 13 Trust. The board of trustees and local governing body are responsible for governance of the school. The Inspiration Trust provides support for the school, including support through an executive principal from an outstanding school in the trust. The trust has also commissioned reviews of the school’s effectiveness from educational consultants to inform school improvement plans. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils whose first language is not English is increasing and is just above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The school runs a support unit for pupils who have autistic spectrum disorder that is funded by the local authority and provides education for pupils from the region who meet the local authority criteria for admissions. Sixth-form students completing qualifications in sports studies do so in partnership with Thetford Football Club. The decision to change the range of courses and qualifications offered from September 2018 means that there were no Year 12 students in the school at the time of the inspection. The school uses alternative provision provided by Action Community Enterprises when appropriate. The current principal joined the school at the end of the 2016/17 academic year. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress.

The Hewett Academy Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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