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Hewett School

Hewett School

Norwich, United Kingdom

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Description The Hewett Academy is a secondary school and sixth form located in south of the English city of Norwich. It educates around 850 pupils and is coeducational.HistoryThe school used to comprise three schools. Lakenham Boys' and Lakenham Girls' Secondary Modern schools (East and West Site) were built in the 1950s. In 1958, the Hewett Grammar School was built next to Hall Road (now the South Site) following its move from former Junior Technical School based at Norwich City College. In 1970 all three schools were combined to form a comprehensive school, under headteacher Walter Roy.In May 2009 the Hewett School became the first Foundation Trust School in Norfolk and set up the Central Norwich Foundation Trust. The trust has partners from Aviva, Norfolk County Council, OpenOpportunity, Local Primary Schools and Norwich University of the Arts. The school was also awarded Artsmark Gold, Eco School Silver and is a Creative Partnership School. It was also a member of OpenOpportunity, a partnership of eight schools and City College, Norwich.In March 2015 the Department for Education issued an Academy Order which forced the Hewett School to convert to academy status. The order was issued after the school was deemed 'inadequate' by an Ofsted inspection, and was placed in special measures. However 1,300 people signed a petition against the order. however the school became an academy in September 2015 and is now sponsored by the Inspiration Trust.

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