The Nicholas Hamond Academy
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The school is in the south of the town, on the western side of the A1065, next to the leisure centre. A building project to expand the school and integrate the sixth form on the same site was completed in July 2009.
The school first established in 1736 as a grammar school. Until 1976 the school was called Hamond's Grammar School, and the old grammar school building served as the sixth form centre until July 2009.
The school became a comprehensive in 1976 and was renamed Swaffham Hamond's High School.
In 2009 the school considered becoming a Foundation School, but due to lack of support for the proposal within the key stakeholder groups and surrounding community, the Governors decided not to proceed with the proposed change.
The school also gained specialist status as a Maths and Computing College.
On 1 November 2012 the school converted to academy status and was renamed The Nicholas Hamond Academy.
As of 2009 the school began running an enrichment programme where students participate in an activity or learning opportunity outside the standard taught curriculum. Sixth Formers and Year 11 students have the option to attend study sessions, instead of (as the rest of the school do) extra-curricular activities.
- 1736-46 - C Hest
- 1746-67 - R Hest
- 1767-83 - J Askers
- 1783-94 - J King
- 1794-1803 - T Dow
- 1803-21 - R Harrison
- 1821-45 - J C Hacon
- 1845-46 - W H Brain
- 1846-48 - W Cropper
- 1848-49 - G C Bailey
- 1849-51 - W B Manning
- 1851-57 - J Hacon
- 1857-60 - H Hacon
- 1860-62 - Bellamy
- 1862-92 - C Drury
- 1892-95 - ?
- 1895-98 - W E Humphreys
- 1898-1904 - G Hare
- 1904-19 - W Nash
- 1919-38 - R S Purdie
- 1938-49 - T Welburn
- 1949-64 - I E N Besley
- 1964-76 - K M Harre
- 1976-77 - J I Robinson 
- 1977-1984 W.S. Rollings
- 1984–2002: Robert Young
- 2002–2009: Mrs Yvonne Srodzinski
- 2009–2012: Stuart Bailey (appointed May 2009 on an interim basis, renewed March 2011 until July 2012)
Notable former pupils
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- Lionel Fanthorpe, priest, entertainer, television presenter, author and lecturer.
- Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at King's College London.
Hamond's Grammar School
- Rt Rev Michael Bourke, Bishop of Wolverhampton from 1994–2007
- Prof Alwyn Davies, Professor of Chemistry from 1969-91 at University College London
- Frank Dye, sailor
- Hammond's Website, Enrichment page
- Old Hamondians Association: Headmasters, teachers, prizewinners and prefects Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- Swaffham school head suspended, Lynn News, 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- Headship update letter at hamondshighschool.co.uk, accessed 20 April 2012
- Fanthorpe on The Writers of Wales Database