City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 15th March 2019

It has been a wonderful week of excellence at CNS and students (and parents/carers) have been very busy  with Preferences Evening and National Theatre Connections for Year 9 as well as the Norfolk County Music Festival for many of our musicians.  

Preferences Evening gave families an opportunity to speak with enthused specialist teachers about their subjects and the benefits of studying them in Key Stage 4. My advice is always to keep a broad balance of subjects, take the subjects you enjoy and that challenge you and if really stuck in deciding, consider which subjects will make you keen to get to school and to do homework on an evening or weekend. Few post-16 pathways and careers are shaped by GCSE subjects and a broad set of strong qualifications is the best passport to future success. 

The Year 9 production of Variations is simply stunning and is being performed tonight if you missed it on Wednesday; congratulations to Miss Carr and all involved. CNS music has also been busy at the Norfolk County Music Festival and has received many accolades during the week under the leadership of Mr Sunderland. These events demonstrate CNS’s commitment to the Performing Arts and the value we place on students being able to have such enriching opportunities. 

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend and I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.  

Jo Philpott 

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