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New principal at Fakenham Academy

Maintaining Fakenham Academy's “well-rounded education” and “outstanding” extra-curricular opportunities is the aim of its new principal.

Richard Evans is joining the Norfolk Academies Trust, which sponsors the school, this academic year from Iceni Academy, in Methwold, where he was vice principal.

New principal, Richard Evans, looking to build on Fakenham Academy’s strengths(3859473)
New principal, Richard Evans, looking to build on Fakenham Academy’s strengths(3859473)

He said: “Fakenham Academy students get a really well-rounded education, as the school is strong academically and has outstanding extra-curricular opportunities.

“That’s definitely something I want to build on, because it provides a great foundation for students to enjoy their learning, be successful, and move on to the next stage of their education journey. I want our students to achieve their absolute best and move on knowing they can compete for the best opportunities out there.

“We should never put limits on how high we are prepared to aim.

“There is no ceiling on potential.”

The former computer science teacher says he wants parents and the wider Fakenham community to play an active part in the development of the school.

He added: “I want to invite parents and carers into the school on a regular basis so they can see what their children are learning and get a better understanding of the day-to-day student experience.

“I will also be looking to get our students out into the community more, including engaging with local businesses.

“I want everyone to see just how good Fakenham Academy is, and to work with us on making it even better.”

Norfolk Academies Trust’s chief executive officer, Gee Cook said: “Richard is joining Fakenham Academy Norfolk at a really exciting time.

“Results at GCSE and A-Level have been consistently strong in recent years and Fakenham Sixth Form is going from strength to strength following the move into refurbished facilities last year.

“I am looking forward to working with Richard and his team, together with parents and the wider community, to raise students’ achievements even further.”

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