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School profile

Springwood High School

Springwood is the Lead School for The Cambridge Partnership and represents a group of over 30 schools predominantly in West Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.

It is a comprehensive school with Specialist Performing Arts Status and a long history of providing an excellent education to pupils in West Norfolk.

Springwood High school is dedicated to ensuring that every student gains the best qualifications possible. We believe that excellent academic qualifications provide each student with the best life chances and opportunities to ensure a successful and fulfilled future. In the last two years the percentage of students gaining 5 higher grades including English and Maths has risen significantly.

We currently have approximately 1700 pupils (including 6th Form)

About our school experience

Details

When visiting to observe at Springwood High School you will be given a timetable to follow within your chosen subject area. Please liaise directly with teaching staff if you wish to have any input other than observation. Usually any group help and work is encouraged, but it is appropriate to liaise first should you wish to.

Break and Lunch times will be spent with departments and offers the opportunity to discuss with them subject knowledge requirements to teach their subject.

Please bring your own refreshments for the day as we have cashless catering on site.

We only offer visits on Tuesdays

Start and finish times
9.00am to 3.25pm - Flexible

Please provide details of arrival and finish times and we will try to accommodate, but can not guarantee.

Please note we only offer observation visits on Tuesdays and visits must be booked at least a week in advance (by 3pm on the Tuesday before you wish to visit).

Dress code

Business dress, Smart casual

Teacher training

We are one of the School Direct Lead Schools for The Cambridge Partnership

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • We usually only accept potential trainees that are interested in training within our Trust (West Norfolk Academies Trust) and that are local to our immediate area (within 50 miles)
    • We work predominantly with The Cambridge Partnership, NTTC and the UEA, but also work with other providers.
DBS check required

Yes. You can visit for 1 day without a DBS - After that initial 1 day visit, all candidates will require a valid enhanced DBS for any return visits. The school can arrange this at a cost of £44

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates

Fees

DBS check fees

£44.00 One-off, Please bring a cheque on the day - this is preferred Alternatively we can sometimes accept cards (when the school shop is open)

This covers the incurred cost of applying for a DBS check

Location

Address
Queensway, Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4AW
Map showing Springwood High School
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

There is a visitor car park on the left before the school gates. Please then report to reception and sign in (right hand side once through the gates).

Traffic can be busy around the bypass and hospital roundabout so be sure to leave yourself plenty of time.

Address
Queensway, Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4AW
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

Yes. You can visit for 1 day without a DBS - After that initial 1 day visit, all candidates will require a valid enhanced DBS for any return visits. The school can arrange this at a cost of £44

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish