Headteacher’s Blog 17/01/2020

Important Dates



Year 7 Insight

Year 7 students were excited to take part in their first trip to Cambridge University on Tuesday as part of the insight programme working with the University. The programme works to raise the student ambitions, aspirations and levels of confidence. Students visited the museums of anthropology and archaeology in preparation for producing their own autobiographical presentations.


Delhi Principals

DMA has been part of an exciting programme welcoming principals from Delhi, India. The principals have had the opportunity to spend time visiting lessons and receive valuable support and ideas as to how to improve their own institutions from members of our SLT. We look forward to welcoming them again in February.


Year 9 

Next week a select group of Year 9 students will have the opportunity to take part in our careers and futures day. Students will hear from a range of successful alumni and post 16 providers as to what is on offer to them when they leave the academy. This event will offer students a crucial insight into the significance of the options they select for GCSE in determining their future pathways.



Thank you to all of you for your responses to date we would love to hear from anyone else who speaks French / German / Spanish ? Are you willing to give up a little time to speak to our KS4 students ? We are looking for people who can speak French, German or Spanish to allow our year 11 students a bit more practice speaking in the run up to their speaking exams in April. If you are able to spend a little time ( even 10 minutes would be great) before school ( 8:15-8:55), at lunch ( 12:50-1:20) or after school ( 3:00-4:00), we would be very grateful. If you can, or if you would like further information, please contact Julie Cowan, Head of MFL by email : j.cowan@downhammarketacademy.co.uk


Teacher Training

Do you have a high qualification in mathematics and would like to consider a career in teaching?

Please get in touch with Downham Market Academy and we will see if we can support you.

Contacts: d.turnbull@downhammarketacademy.co.uk n.gillprice@downhammarketacademy.co.uk


Locker Rental

 We are introducing lockers at the Academy from February half term 2020.  The lockers are owned and maintained by Secure Locker Rentals and are available to rent on an annual basis at a cost of 30 per academic year (September to July). However, the first year cost will be pro rata at 15 due to the scheduled February half term installation.


Locker booking is now available at www.locker.rentals. 180 lockers will be installed initially so allocations will be filled on a first come first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment. Payment can be made by Paypal, Debit or Credit Card by visiting www.locker.rentals. On receipt of payment the combination for the lock is sent to you via text or email.


Yr7 playground lockers are exclusively available to year 7 students.


The locker size is as follows:

Height 450 mm
Width 380mm
Depth 500mm


All rentals are subject to our terms and conditions which are available during the booking process.

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