Our Approach to Teaching

We offer a wide and varied curriculum with a balance of academic and practical subjects. 

Our timetable meets the needs of the national curriculum, with our extended day giving time for increased teaching in core subjects as well as the chance for students to explore outside of their examined courses. Students start in Year 7 by studying all subjects offered in school and then, through choices in Years 8 and 9, narrow down to focus on those that provide them with the greatest interest, while continuing to study compulsory subjects to GCSE level.

How we teach

Hethersett Academy is one of East Anglia's best performing schools, with both student progress and attainment well above the national average. We have been rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

All our students are nurtured as uniquely talented individuals, finding fulfilment through their love of learning and the exploration of the furthest reaches of their intellectual, creative, physical, and emotional capabilities.

Our students are guided and challenged to become principled global citizens, committed to contributing to their communities.

Enabled by the philosophy of ‘Excellence in all we do’, striving to achieve at the highest level in an environment of mutual trust and respect that allows personal development to flourish, students will develop as independent lifelong learners, creative risk-takers and innovators.

They will be team players, leaders, and confident individuals who set themselves challenging personal and professional goals.