City of Norwich School

Head Students

Every year, CNS appoints new Head Students from Year 13 to represent the school and to work closely with the Headteacher. Student Voice (the school council) is an important part of CNS and the Headteacher meets regularly with the Head Student team to work to make CNS an even better and stronger community. 

The role is to be involved across the community, raise the profile of the school, equip the students better for their chosen pathways and to create opportunities other students can aspire to. I look forward to closely working with the chosen students.” Jo Philpott, Headteacher

Head Students

Congratulations to Isabella McNeill, William Bach and Abbie Thomas-Vincent who were all selected for the roles as Head Students for 2020-21.

Isabella McNeill

  • I am in Year 13 studying geography, philosophy and chemistry at A-Level.
  • I have been at CNS for six years now.  I began in Year 7.
  • In the future, I would like to go to university to study geography.
  • My dream job would be to work at the United Nations which is a world peace organisation.
  • As Head Student, I want to improve the mental health offer at CNS.  I am working on a project that will help ease the pressures of the school environment and I am looking into the idea of a school pet. 

William Bach

  • I am in Year 13 studying history, law and philosophy and ethics.
  • I have been at CNS since last September.
  • I intend in the future to study lay at university with the aim of becoming a barrister.  Within the profession I hope to specialise in family law. 
  • My aim as Head Student is to help preserve our school's heritage.  I am creating a project based on this goal and I will be talking to both current and former students and teachers about their memories of CNS, while taking steps to codify the school's historical archive. 

Abbie Thomas-Vincent

  • I am currently in Year 13 studying to become an English teacher in foreign countries.
  • As a Head Student I wish to make it my main goal to ensure every student here at CNS has a voice they trust and believe in.  I aim to create a project that allows for every student in our school to be recognised for their achievements and hard work. 


Deputy Head Students 

Two Deputy Head Students from Year 11 have been appointed to support the leadership. Well done to Ahmad Fazludeen and Mimi Ronson.      

Ahmad Fazludeen 

How I will help support Student Voice: 

  •  I will be prepared to actively listen, participate and act on behalf of all my fellow schoolmates on any ideas and concerns that may arise. 
  • I will act as a link between the Head Students, the student community and the school as a whole.
  • I will support the Head Students on all maters relating to the wellbeing of our valuable student community. 

What I will contribute to CNS:

  • I will promote the school ethos and image.
  • I will be a part of a team representing the voice of students.

Mimi Ronson

How I will help support Student Voice:

  • I will be a vocal member of the CNS community.
  • I work well with other student leaders and teachers.
  • I am dedicated to improving the school experience for all.

What I will contribute to CNS:

  • I will prioritise providing support for students after such a tough year!
  • I will encourage an open and accepting school community.
  • I will always listen to every student and help to realise any ideas they have about the school.


Well done to all the students who will now represent City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy in a leadership role.