City of Norwich School

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City of Norwich School
Motto Success for all[1][2]
Established 1910
Type Community comprehensive school
Headteacher Jim Nixon[1]
Chair of Governors Lucinda Poliakoff[3]
Location Eaton Road
England Coordinates: 52°36′47″N 1°16′34″E / 52.613°N 1.276°E / 52.613; 1.276
Local authority Norfolk
DfE number 926/4065
DfE URN 121172 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,701
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Kelling, Blakeney, Holkham, Thornham, Winterton
Website CNS

The Eaton (City of Norwich) School, more commonly known as CNS, is a secondary comprehensive school situated on Eaton Road in Norwich, Norfolk, England.


In 1910 the Education Committee decided to merge the King Edward VI Middle School in Norwich with the Municipal and Presbyterian Schools for boys to create the new City of Norwich School, a boys' grammar school, which was to be built at Eaton.[4][5]

Grammar school[edit]

It had around 950 boys in 1960, and around 850 in 1969 when administered by the Norwich Education Committee.


It became a comprehensive in 1970, and co-educational in 1971. Three female sixth-formers were admitted in 1972 (Hazel, Marian and Mary.) The school was refurbished in 2007. The Arc is a brand new building, as is The Skinner centre.


It has over 1,500 pupils and currently employs over 190 staff. As well as being a secondary comprehensive school the school also has a sixth form, in partnership with the smaller Hethersett High School, with 791 pupils.[2]

It is situated just west of the A146 ring road (former A47), with the A11 to the north and the A140 to the south. Eaton Golf Club is next door to the south-west.

House System[edit]

There are five houses within the School which are named after famous beaches in Norfolk. These houses are Blakeney whose colour is Blue, Holkam whose colour is Purple, Kelling whose colour is Green, Thornham whose colour is Yellow and Winterton whose colour is Red.

Charities Week[edit]

CNS Charities Week is a week usually the last school week before Christmas where the students and members of staff attempt to raise as much money as possible for a charity of the school's choice. The week involves fund raising activities such as Total Wipeout, The X Factor, a teacher auction and CNS Got Talent.

Notable former pupils[edit]

The City of Norwich School (boys' grammar school)[edit]

King Edward VI Middle School[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Norwich School Prospectus 2006-2007" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  2. ^ a b "City of Norwich School - Sixth Form Prospectus 2007/08" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Governors". City of Norwich School. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  4. ^ Langley School. "History". Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  5. ^ CNS, CNS Prospectus 2014-15, p. 10, retrieved 4 October 2013 
  6. ^ Rose Prince (December 31, 2006). "Bernard Matthews: Life is still bootiful". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  7. ^ Peter Trudgill (1974). Sociolinguistics: An Introduction. Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 0-14-021802-5. 

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