Diss High School

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Diss High School

Diss High School is a mixed, secondary comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the south Norfolk town of Diss. It is an academy converter supported by a single-academy trust called the Diss High School trust. A larger than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 1,200 places for secondary school students between the ages of 11-18 when fully subscribed.

The school gained academy status in August 2011. Its predecessor Diss Grammar School was set up in 1908, but was demolished during the 1980s.


Dr Janet Hunt

Values and Vision

Diss High School’s motto is “Carpe Diem – Seize the Day”. It is a welcoming and friendly school that always encourages its students to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way. It is a school that is based in tradition, but also about looking forward, with a focus on the individual skills and talents of each pupil to help get the most out of all its learners. It has a high-quality pastoral system to ensure that all students enjoy their time studying.


“Teachers use their good knowledge of what students know and can do to provide interesting and well-planned lessons so that students make good progress. Senior and subject leaders use effective systems to track students’ progress so that any in danger of falling behind quickly receive support. The action taken by governors and senior leaders to remove poor teaching has led to better teaching and achievement throughout the school. [Students] have positive attitudes to learning.”

View Diss High School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Walcot Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1379 642424