Diss High School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Diss, Norfolk, England. The school has approximately 1,165 pupils from ages 11 to 18.Main schoolThe school is split into two main blocks designated A and B. A block is home to the English, Geography and History departments. It also holds the main school library and the staff room. B block houses the maths, science and modern foreign languages departments as well as the hall, school office, head teacher's office and head of year offices. The Art and Design Technology departments have a separate block as does the Music department.UniformIn February 2014, the school featured in several media reports after it announced a ban on skirts as part of the school uniform, to begin the following September. The ban received support from some parents and criticism from others. The governing body supported the ban with Norfolk County Council stating that it is for the school to set rules and regulations on uniform.Notable alumniDiss High School and its predecessor schools have been attended by several notable former pupils. These include footballers Matthew Upson and Declan Rudd. Politician Ralph Howell, businessman Eric Nicoli and Church of England clergyman Christopher Dalliston all attended Diss Grammar School. Painter and etcher James Henry Govier taught art at the Grammar School between 1965 and 1972 after it merged with the grammar school in Eye. Writer and environmentalist Roger Deakin taught English and French at Diss Grammar for three years.