City of Norwich School
|Headteacher||Mr Jim Nixon|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Paul Fisher|
|DfE URN||141269 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Kelling, Blakeney, Holkham, Thornham, Winterton|
The City of Norwich School, more commonly known as CNS, is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status. It is situated on Eaton Road in Norwich in the English county of Norfolk.
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.
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 at which point its name changed to Eaton (City of Norwich) School 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.
Previously a community school administered by Norfolk County Council, City of Norwich School converted to academy status on 1 September 2014 and is now sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust. However the school continues to coordinate with Norfolk County Council for admissions.
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.
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.
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
- Rebecca Grinter, academic
- Robert Green, footballer
- Neil Shephard, economist
- Peter Trudgill, linguist
The City of Norwich School (boys' grammar school)
- Michael Andrews (artist)
- Sir Kenneth Blaxter, Director from 1965-82 of the Rowett Research Institute, President from 1970-1 of the British Society of Animal Production, from 1974-5 of the Nutrition Society and from 1986-8 of the Institute of Biology
- Jack Boddy MBE, General Secretary from 1978-82 of the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers
- William Burcham CBE, Oliver Lodge Professor of Physics from 1951-80 at the University of Birmingham
- Arthur Roy Clapham CBE, Professor of Botany from 1944-69 at the University of Sheffield, President from 1967-70 of the Linnean Society of London
- Christopher Dainty, Professor of Applied Physics since 2002 at the National University of Ireland, Galway, President from 1990-3 of the International Commission for Optics and from 2002-4 of the European Optical Society
- Melvyn Greaves, Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, and expert on hematological malignancy
- David Holbrook, writer, poet and academic
- Alan Howard, Wilkins Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge and inventor of the Cambridge diet
- Victor Hughff, Chief General Manager from 1984-9 of Norwich Union
- Edmund Lawson, barrister
- Cecil Alec Mace, Professor of Psychology from 1944-61 at Birkbeck College, and President from 1952-3 of the British Psychological Society
- Rev Basil Maine, music biographer
- Walter Manthorpe, town planner, notably of Toronto
- Bernard Matthews CBE, food executive
- Bernard Meadows, Professor of Sculpture from 1960-80 at the Royal College of Art
- Arthur Muskett OBE, Professor of Plant Pathology from 1945-65 at Queen's University Belfast, and President from 1948-9 of the British Mycological Society
- Adrian Newland, Professor of Haematology since 1992 at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, President from 1998-9 of the British Society for Haematology
- George Plunkett (1913-2006), photographer
- Malcolm Quantrill, Distinguished Professor of Architecture from 1986-2007 at Texas A&M University
- Group Captain Leslie Ridley OBE, involved in the RAF's development of radar, notably in the Battle of Britain, and commanded the radar station at Stoke Holy Cross
- Bernard Rudden, Professor of Comparative Law from 1979-99 at the University of Oxford
- Prof Peter Sadler, Professor of Chemistry since 2007 at the University of Warwick
- Sir George Scott CBE, Chief Constable from 1959-68 of the West Riding Constabulary, then from 1968-9 of the West Yorkshire Constabulary
- Tony Sheridan musician
- Jeremy C. Smith (scientist), Governor's Chair for Biophysics, University of Tennessee, since 2006
- Steve Smith (academic), Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
- Very Rev John Southgate, Dean of York from 1984–94
- Graeme K Talboys, writer - attended the school for the first two years of his secondary education
- Robert H. Thouless, President from 1949-50 of the British Psychological Society who wrote Straight and Crooked Thinking in 1930
- Prof Peter Trudgill, academic and author, Professor of English Linguistics from 1998-2005 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
- George Willis, Labour MP from 1945-50 for Edinburgh North, and from 1954-70 for Edinburgh East
King Edward VI Middle School
- Louis Martin, Professor of Technical Optics from 1943-51 at Imperial College London
- Sir Graham Savage CB, architect of the comprehensive school system
- Langley School. "History". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- CNS, CNS Prospectus 2014-15 (PDF), p. 10, retrieved 4 October 2013
- "City of Norwich School - Sixth Form Prospectus 2007/08" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- Rose Prince (December 31, 2006). "Bernard Matthews: Life is still bootiful". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- Peter Trudgill (1974). Sociolinguistics: An Introduction. Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 0-14-021802-5.