A meeting may be arranged between the candidate, their parents/carers, and the Person in
charge of Learning Support, so that, if necessary, steps to accommodate the needs of the
pupil can be arranged well in advance of admission.
If a pupil is accepted into the school with a known learning difficulty/disability (SEND), the
school (acting on advice of the SENDCo) will make reasonable adjustments to meet his/her
needs. The school will agree with the parents and pupil how the needs of the pupil can best
be met. If a pupil is accepted into the school and their needs become identified at a later
stage, the school will assess how best to meet those needs in consultation with the parents,
the pupil and any external agencies which are felt appropriate.
Failure by parents to disclose information regarding SEND issues may result in the school
being unable to offer an adequate level of support.
The Norwich School scholarship scheme offers enrichment programmes designed to develop each award holder’s potential and expertise. The Senior School offers customised scholarship programmes in five areas: academic excellence (age 11+, 13+ & 16+ entry); music (age 11+, 13+ & 16+ entry); sport (age 11+, 13+ & 16+ entry); art & design (age 16+ only); drama (age 16+ only).
The focus of, and investment into, these scholarship programmes will be on enriching the pupil experience and activities that the scholars will enjoy.
A place on the scholarship programmes is made available to senior school pupils with outstanding ability and potential, which the school assesses by examination, interview, portfolio and audition, as appropriate.
Generous funds have been set aside to enable children to attend the school who would not be able to do so without financial help. £900,000 is provided in some form of financial assistance, including bursaries and awards, to our Senior School pupils and 1 in 12 Senior School pupils is supported by our bursary programme.
Means-tested financial assistance, or bursary awards, are available to Senior School (aged 11 – 18) pupils only.
The level of the award ranges from 5% to 100% of the annual Senior School tuition fee.
The main source of funding is from the school’s annual fee income and this is supplemented by donations from the Worshipful Company of Dyers, the school’s alumni – the ONs – the Friends of Norwich School, other charitable trusts, staff and parents.
Education has been part of life in and around Norwich’s Cathedral Close for over 900 years. We are proud to continue this rich tradition as we prepare young people for 21st century life: the Cathedral oversees our busy lives and underpins the sense of stability with which our surroundings counter-balance the energy of this thoroughly modern co-educational urban day school.
Our ethos and aims refer to the inculcation of academic depth and co-curricular breadth, along with the provision of opportunities for leadership and service within a loving, compassionate community. Following the twin goals of aspiration to excellence and broad participation, it is certainly true that members of Norwich School achieve a good deal, both inside the classroom and in the wider life of the school.
However, thanks to a virtuous triangle of talented pupils, committed staff and supportive parents, for me it is the quality of human relationships which forms the special ingredient in the Norwich School recipe. Based on an excellent pastoral system, there is mutual care and respect among all members of our community; and all this in our unique environment, which is at once both uplifting and soothing.
The cumulative effect is to enable our pupils to enjoy a world-class education which prepares them admirably to follow the path they choose when they leave us, while establishing a lifelong connection with the friends they have made. However, you should not take my word for the intangible qualities which set a Norwich School education apart; rather, come to see the school in action for yourself.
SDA Griffiths – Head Master