Norwich School

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Norwich School
Motto Praemia Virtutis Honores
(Honours are the rewards of virtue)
Established 1096
(Traceable history)[1]
Type Independent, co-educational day school
Headmaster SDA Griffiths
Chairman of Governors PJE Smith FIA

Herbert de Losinga,
King Edward VI

Location Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Staff About 140 full-time
Students About 1,000
Ages 7 to 18
Houses Brooke, Coke, Nelson, Parker, Repton, School, Seagrim, Valpy
School colours Royal Red and Royal Blue
Former pupils Old Norvicensians
Affiliations Church of England
Coordinates: 52°37′54″N 1°17′57″E / 52.6318°N 1.2993°E / 52.6318; 1.2993

Norwich School (before called King Edward VI’s Grammar School) is a co-ed (girls and boys) private school in Norwich, England. It is one of the oldest schools in the world, going back to at least 1096. Norwich School has one of the best academic records in East Anglia.[2] The Daily Telegraph ranked the school's A-Level results as 74th in 2006, 55th in 2007 and 80th in 2008 amongst independent schools in the UK. In each case, the rank was the highest in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The school used to be for boys only. It began admitting girls below the Sixth Form in September 2008. All year groups had girls in them by September 2010.[3]

Norwich School is an Anglican school. It has a long relationship with Norwich Cathedral, which it uses for morning assemblies and some annual events. Many famous people were taught at Norwich School, like Horatio Nelson, who has a house named after him.

There are eight houses: Brooke, Coke, Seagrim, Nelson, Parker, Repton, School and Valpy.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jo Swinnerton (2005), The History of Britain Companion, London, United Kingdom: Robson, ISBN 1861059140, 9781861059147 Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help), retrieved 2 July 2011
  2. Guardian Unlimited 2006 GCSE and A-level results,,1985499,00.html
  3. Lord Nelson school to allow girls Press Association article in The Guardian, September 15, 2007 8:38 AM