The Hewett School

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The Hewett School
Hewett logo.gif
Motto Aspiring, Achieving, Advancing
Established 1958
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr Phil Hearne
Chair of Governors Mrs Marion Morse
Location Cecil Road
Coordinates: 52°36′50″N 1°17′19″E / 52.61387°N 1.28865°E / 52.61387; 1.28865
Local authority Norfolk
DfE URN 121173 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c.925
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Publication Hewett Highlights
Trust Central Norwich Foundation Trust

The Hewett School is an 11 to 18 secondary school in south of the English city of Norwich. It educates around 850 pupils[1] and is coeducational. The headteacher is Phil Hearne.[1]

The school has been awarded Artsmark Gold, Eco School Silver and is a Creative Partnership School. It is a member of OpenOpportunity, a partnership of eight schools and City College, Norwich.


The school used to comprise three schools. Lakenham Boys' and Lakenham Girls' Secondary Modern schools (East and West Site) were built in the 1950s. In 1958, the Hewett Grammar school was built next to Hall Road (now the South Site) following its move from former Junior Technical School based at Norwich City College.[2][3] In 1970 all three schools were combined to form a comprehensive school, under headteacher Walter Roy.[4]

In May 2009 the school became the first Foundation Trust School in Norfolk and set up The Central Norwich Foundation Trust. The trust has partners from Aviva, Norfolk County Council, OpenOpportunity, Local Primary Schools and Norwich University of the Arts.


Since it was formerly three schools, it also has three halls and three gyms. It has a swimming pool and a theatre, the Walter Roy Theatre opened in 1994.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Previous notable pupils of The Hewett School, including its former schools, include TV presenter Jake Humphrey and BBC Controller of Drama Ben Stephenson both attended the school, as did Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood and singer-songwriter Beth Orton. The school was also attended by Dominic Hubbard, 6th Baron Addington.


  1. ^ a b Ofsted highlights ‘encouraging signs’ at The Hewett School in Norwich, Eastern Daily Press, 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ Golden memories for the Hewett class of ‘62, Norwich Evening News, 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  3. ^ The first Hewett boys return to school in Norwich, Norwich Evening News, 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  4. ^ Former Hewett School headteacher Walter Roy dies – share your memories, Norwich Evening News, 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2013-02-07.

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