Student ability levels on intake are average compared to schools nationally and students make good progress from a variety of starting points. We have achieved a nationally recognised award for our work with Gifted and Talented students. We were the first school in the Eastern region to achieve this award and the only school to have been re-accredited. We achieve high levels of success at both area and county level in sporting activities.
We were recognised as a specialist college for Mathematics and Computing in September 2004 and re-designated in 2008. Even though Specialisms are no longer in vogue, the legacy of our Specialism has impacted positively across the whole school. Our ICT facilities are rated amongst the best in the county and are continually developing. All of our teachers are provided with laptops and all classrooms have data projectors which allow us to deliver exciting lessons which appeal to a variety of learning styles. Our award winning Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows an innovative and challenging approach to teaching and learning throughout the school.
The school was originally built for 250 students and we are now approaching 1000 students. Our student roll has risen significantly over recent years and we have worked creatively with the buildings we have to develop high quality teaching areas to accommodate this growth. We have ten high quality ICT suites, large playing fields, a recently renovated gym and school hall along with a large sports hall which we share with the community. Attleborough as a town is proposed to grow by a further 4000 houses over the next ten years and we therefore have exciting and innovative draft plans in place to provide even better facilities for educational, technical, sporting and community facilities on our site.
We are on the brink of becoming an Academy sponsored by the TEN Group. This group are locally based and have a genuine ambition to improve education for Norfolk children. Their expertise, influence and ambition will provide outstanding support to our community to ensure that our all-inclusive agenda is greatly enhanced as we move into the next phase of our development. City College Norwich and the new University Technical College (UTC) in Norwich are part of the TEN Group and so we will share in their ambition to foster ‘KS1 to degree” pathways for all our students.
Our Sixth Form have a base in a purpose built study centre but are also integrated into the main school. We operate a course linking arrangement with Wymondham College and as a result, are able to offer approximately thirty six different Advanced Level/BTEC Level 3 courses to prospective students. Our future will therefore offer strong opportunities for all students, whether they wish to take a traditionally academic, a technical or a vocational route.
Attleborough High School is a school with ambition. We are committed to continuous improvement and we have an outstanding teaching and support staff who genuinely care for the education and progress of all of our students. The growth of the school and the challenges and opportunities that will go with it make Attleborough High School a very exciting place to work and learn.