The Nicholas Hamond Academy

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The Nicholas Hamond Academy
Established 1736
Type Academy
Principal Cheryl Hill
Location Brandon Road
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7DZ
England England Coordinates: 52°38′21″N 0°41′21″E / 52.6391°N 0.6892°E / 52.6391; 0.6892
DfE number 926/4000
DfE URN 138918 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website www.hamondshighschool.co.uk

The Nicholas Hamond Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Swaffham, Norfolk, England.

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.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

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.

Comprehensive[edit]

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[citation needed].

The school also gained specialist status as a Maths and Computing College.

Academy[edit]

On 1 November 2012 the school converted to academy status and was renamed The Nicholas Hamond Academy.

Enrichment[edit]

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.[1]

Head Teachers[edit]

  • 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 [2]
  • 1977-1984 W.S. Rollings
  • 1984–2002: Robert Young
  • 2002–2009: Mrs Yvonne Srodzinski[3]
  • 2009–2012: Stuart Bailey (appointed May 2009 on an interim basis,[3] renewed March 2011 until July 2012[4])

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Lionel Fanthorpe, priest, entertainer, television presenter, author and lecturer.[5]
  • Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at King's College London.

Hamond's Grammar School[edit]

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