Jane Austen College
Norfolk, United Kingdom
About Jane Austen College
Jane Austen College is a thriving secondary school and sixth form in the heart of Norwich city centre. We combine the modern and traditional, marrying academic rigour and innovative teaching techniques. Our sixth form is one of the top performing in Norfolk and we have been rated by Ofsted rated as Outstanding in four out of five areas, with an overall rating of Good.
We are part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools in East Anglia, and work closely with Charles Darwin Primary and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form as well as the Trust's other schools around the region.
Vision and Values
Jane Austen College runs a slightly different curriculum from most secondary schools. Pupils at the school receive no homework, and instead have an extended school day featuring independent study as well as 'electives' - extra-curricular options chosen by pupils that include cultural, sporting, and community activities. Students are taught in mixed-ability lessons and begin studying for their GCSE examinations in Year 9, a year earlier than most schools. Independent reading plays a large part of school life, with time allotted every morning for pupils to read.
“Pupils make exceptional progress because staff instil the highest expectations of what they can achieve. Pupils’ rapid progress is ensured by ambitious target-setting, rigorous assessment, an excellent curriculum and good teaching. The school’s work to ensure that pupils are safe is very effective. The welfare and personal development of pupils are non-negotiable priorities for staff at all levels.”