Headteacher’s Blog 09/11/2018

Important Dates



SEN Team


We would like to introduce the new SEND team at the Academy. Dr Paine is our new SENCo along with Mrs Ireland as Assistant SENCo. If you have any questions or enquiries please don’t hesitate to email senco@downhammarketacademy.co.uk


Science Museum Trip


148 students attended a trip to the Science Museum in Kensington on Monday 5th November. Armed with a career challenge and 5 floors to explore they spent their time experiencing the various exhibits. 


Children In Need Non-Uniform Day


Friday 16th November is a non-uniform day to raise funds for Children in Need. Students and staff are invited to wear their home-clothes on Friday and bring in a donation of £1 for the charitable cause. The £1 will be collected in by form tutors. The usual standards of non-uniform apply please and we ask students to be sensible and respectful by not wearing mini skirts, belly-tops or excessive heeled shoes or boots.


Mindfulness Meditation

Mrs Gunns and Mrs Harrod wil be running the Mindfulness meditation sessions for Year 11 students on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 in PC1. For more information please contact them on c.gunns@downhammarketacademy.co.uk or a.harrod@downhammarketacademy.co.uk.




If you or your family members are former students of Downham Market Academy, we want to hear from you!

Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current students to feel more confident in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the school.

We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former students.


You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, working within faculties to help make subjects relevant to careers. Perhaps you can help make students aware of the transferable skills they acquire from their curriculum?

It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.

In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes. We will then be in touch when opportunities to get involved in school arise. https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/downham






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