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Welcome We are a well-respected all-through school for children aged 4-16, serving a large rural community. We want every pupil to achieve the highest possible academic outcomes and to achiev ...

Primary

Our primary phase offers a vibrant and caring environment, focused on ensuring that children have the best possible start to their education.  We work in partnership with parents and carers and wel ...

Secondary

Welcome to Litcham School The move from primary to secondary education is a major step for any young person. There are many more opportunities, new subjects and friends to be made.  There are also ...

Contact

Secondary Phase Litcham School Church Street Litcham Kings Lynn PE32 2NS Chair of Governors Gary Hinchliffe c/o Litcham School, Church Street, Litcham, Kings Lynn, PE32 2NS ...

Parent area

Does your child have a paper round? Do they have a Saturday job or work during the school holidays? If so, they will need a work permit from September 2019. The Local Authority is responsible for en ...

Statutory information

If you need to request paper copies of any of the information contained on this website, email  office@litcham.norfolk.sch.uk or us on 01328 701265 option 1Admissions Admissions information ...

Staff

Senior Leadership Team Mr Robert Martlew  Headteacher Mr Stuart Wilson Deputy Headteacher Curriculum / Exams / Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Ka ...

Holidays and key dates

Term dates Litcham-School-Term-Dates-2018.19 Litcham-School-Term-Dates-2019.20 Synergy Term Dates 2020 - 2021 PLEASE NOTE: The INSET day on 30th June may change, to reflect the date ...

About our school

‘We aim to achieve our potential and to secure a better future through equality of opportunity, pride in our community and our commitment to excellence’ Litcham School Council ...

Curriculum

How teaching is organised During your child’s time in the primary phase he or she will experience class, group and individual teaching. A child is an individual, and no matter what form of organis ...

Curriculum

In Years 7, 8 and 9, students follow a broad curriculum taught by specialists within separate subject departments. We place much emphasis on the core areas of literacy and numeracy, as these are the b ...

Admissions

Admission policy 2019 to 2020 > Admission Policy 2020 to 2021 > Admission arrangements at Reception Children may start school during the year in which they become five. Al ...

Art

The children are given the opportunity to use a variety of materials and techniques to produce both two and three dimensional work – drawing, painting, colourwork, collage, printing and model making ...

Our school day

8.55am Registration 9.00am Tutor period/assembly 9.15am Lesson 1 10.15am Break 10.35am Lesson 2 11.35am Lesson 3 12.35pm Lunchtime ...

Governance

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues I am writing to introduce myself to you as Litcham School Chair of Governors.   All governors are expected to challenge and support the school leadership team ...

Governing Body

Litcham School Governing Body 2019/20 Term of office: Name Role From To  Interests Declared Attendance (2018/19) Attendance (2019/20) updated 02/ ...

Overview

Lower school curriculum – Years 7 and 8 Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight English 8 English 8 Mathematic ...

Design & Technology

Design and technology is taught throughout the school and activities are often linked to topical themes. We aim to develop an understanding of problem-solving techniques alongside the ability to app ...

English

Speaking and Listening Children are encouraged to speak clearly and give thought to what they are saying. They have the opportunity both in class and elsewhere in school to talk not only to their pe ...

Geography

Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments – our pupils love to find out about the world around them. Children have the opportunity to explore the local area using fieldwork and ...

History

In terms of purposes and aims, the new programme of study is very similar to the old programme of study. Enquiring is still included; questioning, interrogating, organising and communicating are sti ...

ICT/Computing

We recognise the importance of ICT and Computing as a lifelong learning tool at Litcham School and recognition of the value of ICT in all learning is key to our approach. ICT/Computing is taught in ...

Mathematics

At Litcham School Primary Phase, we believe that mathematics is a creative and interconnected subject that is essential for everyday life. The Programme of Study for mathematics was adopted from Sep ...

Modern Foreign Languages

Last academic year the study of a modern foreign language has become a statutory part of the new national curriculum at KS2. At Litcham School Primary Phase French has been taught consistently at K ...

Music

At Litcham Primary Phase, we believe that music is a unique and exciting form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Furthermore, we feel there is great value in combini ...

PE

At Litcham School Primary Phase, children are encouraged to lead healthy and active lives and to participate in a broad range of physical activities. Although we aim to engage children in competitiv ...

RE

At Litcham School Primary Phase, children are taught Religious Education following the recently published, locally agreed syllabus produced by Norfolk County Council. ( https://sites.google.com/a/no ...

Exams

Examinations Entry Policy The school’s policy is to enter every student capable of achieving a grade 1, or better, in the relevant GCSE examinations or equivalent. Exams - Litcham Disability ...

Parent & student support

PALS – Peer counsellors Litcham Pupil Advice & Listening Service (PALS) is a peer mentoring programme which was launched in 2010. Many of our Year 11s express an interest in becoming involved wi ...

Life after Litcham

All young people remain in education or training until age 18.   Our students are fortunate to have access to many high quality providers of post 16 education, including Reepham College, Dereham Si ...

Educational visits

Educational visits form an important part of the curriculum.  They provide an opportunity for the children to extend their learning beyond the classroom, making full use of the resources available ...

Educational visits

In the secondary years, educational visits have a wide range of purposes including team-building, developing decision-making skills and helping students to acquire the knowledge to interpret and succe ...

Anti-Bullying

We believe that all young people have the right to come here without fear of being bullied. We aim to create a calm, secure and caring atmosphere in which all students can benefit from their educati ...

Safeguarding

Keep Yourself Safe …..every day at school Speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns about your safety, or that of others Report any bullying to the Student Support Team, teachers or ...

The Library

The School Library and Reading A life-long love of books and reading for pleasure is actively encouraged at Litcham School and both phases have an up-to-date, and well-stocked library, which is over ...

Author visits

We host regular visits by well-known authors to the school. They carry out talks and interactive writing workshops with our students to help promote reading for pleasure and develop creative writing ...

Kids’ Lit Quiz

The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an international, annual literature competition for children aged between 10 and 13. Each year, the East of England regional heat is organised by Librarian Lorraine Gill at N ...

Library Blog

The Litcham library blog called “Books and Beyond” is a webpage led by students, for students, about all things literary. Visit:  litchamlibrary.edublogs.org It provides an exc ...

Library Shop

The library runs a stationery shop, which is open to students every day at break and lunchtime, selling a range of items at cost price. Please find below, a list of recommended equipment that each s ...

Reading Award Schemes

The purpose of our reading award schemes is to encourage students to read regularly and widen their reading choices by trying a range of different genres and authors. Olympic Reading Award Books ...

Careers education and guidance

Litcham School is fully committed to ensuring that all of our pupils acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career aspirations. Ultimately, we work towards them becom ...

Policies

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust policies >> If there is a policy you require that isn't displayed here, please contact us >

Newsletters

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PSHE

At Litcham School Primary Phase, the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum is covered over seven themes and is re-visited by each Year Group (from Year 1 to Year 6). The themes covered are: Me and My ...

School Meals

Meals are cooked in our kitchens at the Secondary Phase by our own staff.   Weekly menus are sent home with the children prior to the start of each week. The children can choose between having a c ...

Uniform

RECEPTION TO Y6 All aspects of the Litcham School Uniform must be worn by all members of the school. Black trousers or shorts should be smart, formal and full length. Black skirts should b ...

Transport

Discretionary travel scheme Some 5-16 year olds in Norfolk will qualify for free travel. This depends on how old your child is, which school they go to and where they live, and whether they have any ...

Our Code

We are here to learn We are all pupils at Litcham School and we are here to learn. We take pride in our positive contributions to every session. We are led by the teacher. We are here to be le ...

Homework

Homework is used to help foster links between home and school and provides opportunities for children to work within their family on a variety of tasks. Our youngest children will bring home reading b ...

Parental involvement

We encourage parents to get involved in school life and offers of help are very welcome. Parents help in many ways throughout the school - listening to reading, cooking and craft work, with computer ...

Parent and carer contact

We want to forge strong links with parents and carers and encourage you to become involved with the work of your child and the school.  There is a parents' consultation evening each term where you ...

Results and outcomes

PERFORMANCE TABLES To view a copy of the school’s historic results, please click on the link below, which will take you to the Department for Education Performance Tables  here .

Register of Interests

Litcham School Governing Body 2019/20 Name Role  Interests Declared Rob Martlew Headteacher None Richard Bailey Co-opted None John Crowley Par ...

Lower School Curriculum - Years 7 and 8

Year 7 Year 8 Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight English 8 English 8 Mathematics 8 ...

Lower School Curriculum - Year 9

Year 9 Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight English 8 Mathematics 7 Science 8 MFL 6 ...

Upper School Curriculum - Year 10 and 11

In accordance with the National Curriculum, the following subjects are compulsory/entitlements Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per ...

School site plan

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Our Code

The code of conduct sets out our expectations and was the outcome of a consultation of students and staff.  I will always work to the best of my ability and allow oth ...

Homework

Homework is an important part of each student's work, as a means of extending classroom study, consolidating or supplementing that learning. A homework timetable is published for each year group. St ...

Ethos and behaviour

Visitors universally comment on the school’s positive friendly atmosphere and strong sense of purpose. We aim to create an environment in which work and study are valued and enjoyed. Good behavi ...

Ofsted

Ofsted Inspection – October 2015 Litcham School was last inspected in October 2015 and judged that we are a good school, with areas of outstanding practice.     This judgement is testimony to ...

Attendance

Attendance at school and legal intervention Research   commissioned by the Department for Education shows missing school for even a day can mean a child is less likely to achieve good grades, wh ...

Exam and Assessment Results / Performance Tables

Examination and Assessment Results 2019 The development and implementation of an all through knowledge led curriculum has been at the heart of our school for the past four years. Consequently, outco ...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEN Information Report SEND policy - Nov 2019

The Papillon Project

Litcham School is proud to be working with The Papillon Project The Papillon Project is about trying to inspire children & young people to learn to grow their own food for their school and thei ...

Expert Learner

A student’s attitude to their learning in school is the single most important factor in academic success, and our Expert Learner scheme aims to recognise and encourage all of our learners to strive ...

Complaints

The Synergy Trust and all its schools endeavour to provide the best education possible for all of its pupils in an open and transparent environment. We welcome any feedback that we receive from pare ...

Requests for copies

If you need to request paper copies of any of the information contained on this website, please contact us >>

Curriculum overview

Curriculum Policy November 2019  > The development and implementation of an all through knowledge led curriculum has been at the heart of our school for the past four years. Consequently, ...

Clubs and Activities

KS3 Reading Group A fortnightly reading club is held in the library at lunchtime, which is open to all students in Years 7, 8 & 9. Over drinks and biscuits, we debate and discuss our thoughts and op ...

School Direct

 School Direct at UEA School Direct Training Programme (Tuition) Our School Direct Training Programmes for Academic Year 2020-2021 are now open. We have a highly successful longstanding relatio ...

Litcham School Provider Access Policy

Introduction This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s ...

Options

Options booklet - 2020 - 22  >

Transition

Useful transition links from Just One Norfolk The session below includes videos to support building resilience and relaxation techniques and includes activities for children to complete wit ...

Welcome to Litcham School

The Synergy Trust is delighted to welcome Litcham School into the organisation. Litcham School is a very highly regarded “all through” institution, in other words it educates pupils between the ...

Fakenham Schools join Synergy on 1st of April

We are delighted to welcome the pupils, parents, staff and governors of Fakenham Infant and Nursery School and of Fakenham Junior School into the Synergy family. In truth, the two schools have been ...

GCSE Exam Period Contingency Period

The summer written exam period will run from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019. However for the summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” period has been set by the examination awarding bodies ...

Wear it Pink!

On Friday, 18 th October, Litcham School ‘went pink’ to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Students, staff and Buddy were invited to wear pink accessories for a donation. There was a hugely upli ...

The Big Draw

This Year The Big Draw Festival theme celebrated and explored the benefits of being actively creative to make positive change and improve wellbeing. As part of the work towards The Big Draw we were ...

British Show-jumping inter-schools competition

Litcham Equestrian team got off to a great start the first weekend of half term with a clean sweep in the British Show-jumping inter-schools competition at Anvil Park, securing individual 1st, 2 ...

Bumble Bear’s Party

After a busy week of writing shopping lists, walking down to Litcham shop to buy the ingredients, baking birthday cakes and decorating them, writing cards and invitations, wrapping presents and planni ...

Red Robins Visit to the Shop and Church

Last week Red Robins walked around Litcham. We visited the shop to buy ingredients for Bumble bear's birthday cake and bought a stamp to send Bumble cards we made. We searched the shelves for ingred ...

Ski Trip 2020 information

unsplash-logo Maarten DuineveldDownload the presentation below Litcham School - 2020 Ski Trip

Area Cross Country Championships

Pictured are the Under 16 boys who took the first 4 places in the Area Cross Country Championships held at Neatherd this morning. From left to right Dan Taylor (3 rd ), Isaac Bower (1 st ), ...

Student Career Networking event

Our Student Career Networking event  took place this morning.  Our Y9 students had a great opportunity to meet lots of volunteers from a huge variety of jobs and professions, to quiz them about th ...

Year 10 interview day

Our Year 10 interview day takes place on Wednesday 26th February. This is an opportunity for students to experience what an interview is like in the real world. Students should come into school appr ...

Revision and techniques

We’ve been covering revision and techniques in our recent Year 11 assemblies.  The key message to students was to focus revision using the methods that work best: Retrieval practice, includin ...

Coronavirus concerns

You will be aware of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China and the subsequent confirmed cases in the UK. At Litcham School we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, an ...

Coronavirus Update

Read latest letter >>Coronavirus update - 20 03 2020 Coronavirus Update - 16 03 2020

Home Learning

Home Learning >

Letter from Mr Martlew

Letter from Mr Martlew, Headteacher - 01 04 2020 >

Phased reopening of Litcham School

Partial re-opening of school letter to parents-carers - 19 05 2020

Litcham School GCSE Art Exhibition 2020

Click to here of the image below to view the powerpoint...ENJOY!

Letters re: September 2020 Opening

End of Term, inc. September Opening, letter from Mr Martlew, Headteacher - 17 07 2020 Primary Phase - September 2020 Opening

Pupil area

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Staff area

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Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.