Great Yarmouth High School

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Great Yarmouth VA High School
Great Yarmouth High School logo.gif
Motto Rex et Nostra Jura
Established 1551
Type Voluntary aided Comprehensive
Religion C of E
Headteacher Andy Toone
Deputy Headteacher Carole Galloway
Chair of the Governors Linda Fisher
Location Salisbury Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 4LS
Coordinates: 52°37′12″N 1°44′12″E / 52.62007°N 1.7366°E / 52.62007; 1.7366
Local authority Norfolk
DfE URN 121219 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 102
Students 997
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–17
Houses Tolhouse (Green), Blackfriars (Yellow), Britannia (Blue), Wellington (Red)
Colours Red and black
Publication High Standard

Great Yarmouth VA High School is a coeducational comprehensive school on Salisbury Road in the town of Great Yarmouth in the English county of Norfolk. It educates about 1000 11- to 17-year-old pupils, the age of entry having decreased from twelve to eleven in 2008. The school does not have a sixth form. The nearest post-16 centres are East Norfolk Sixth Form College and Great Yarmouth College.


The former Great Yarmouth Grammar School, which was founded in 1551, became the comprehensive Great Yarmouth High School in September 1982. In 1998 the school was awarded Technology College Specialist Status and in 1999 was designated V.A (Christian non-denominational) reflecting the terms of its Foundation. It is under the jurisdiction of Norfolk LEA.[1]

In November 2008 the Technology Specialist College status ended as the school became a Humanities Specialist College. This followed an extremely successful Ofsted report the preceding May which decreed that the school was good with outstanding features.[citation needed]

The June 21st 2008 Ofsted report found that Great Yarmouth High School "needs to improve immediately".

The August 11th 2009 Ofsted report found Great Yarmouth High School to be a "poor provider for special needs care".

On July 23, 2010 Ofsted found Great Yarmouth High School to be of "Low Standard Education".

On May 28, 2011 Ofsted found Great Yarmouth High School to be an "adequate School".

Both the school and the town share the same shield. The school colours are black and red. The High Standard is the school newspaper which is produced twice a year, around May and November.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Great Yarmouth Grammar School[edit]


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  2. ^ "Professor Kenneth Fielding - Obituaries, News". London: The Independent. 2005-06-06. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  3. ^ Parry, Jann. "MacMillan, Sir Kenneth (1929–1992)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, January 2008, retrieved 22 November 2014 (subscription or UK public library membership required)
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