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Everyone has huge thanks & praise to for her massive investment of time & effort & energy to make idea happen! The children had fun & conquered their fears & generated memories forever | but it wouldn’t happen without all our trainees who gave all


Retweetd From David Hopkin

It always puts a smile on my face when technicians get to play and find something new for us, to enhance our T&L


Retweetd From Louise Martin

NorFest 2019 ⁦⁩ : done ✅Well done Team Perf Arts ⁦⁩ and 🐦 , and especially this chap ⁦⁩. All those people having a fab time because of you - a total all round 10 of a guy 🙌🏻 So proud


Everyone has huge thanks & praise to for her massive investment of time & effort & energy to make idea happen! The children had fun & conquered their fears & generated memories forever | but it wouldn’t happen without all our trainees who gave all


As the Bronze Award expedition ends for the students of South Norwood we reflect on some poignant images from the hikes and the campsite | schools provide all children with life changing experiences


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We’re at ! If you are about, come by our gazebo for a chance to WIN a free membership by participating in one of our activities! Many thanks to our friends at Harris Academy South Norwood! We are super excited and not long until we open!


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We got a mini music festival in South Norwood today that the young people have put together. £2 for the day ☺️ Norfest


Alternatively you can delight to the summer music festival


Daniel & Jonathan


you would love the joy in expedition ends


Duke of Edinburgh Award group 1 completes their expedition back to Devils Dyke


TODAY! Open Air Music Festival at Norwood’s next to Stanley Halls - Tombola, stocks, Ice drinks on a hot day




Fancy a go on the tombola or a Guinness ice cream at Norfest ?


Retweetd From Charlotte Pavlyk

Come along if you can.


TODAY! Open Air Music Festival at Norwood’s next to Stanley Halls - Tombola, stocks, Ice drinks on a hot day


Dawn broke hours ago & our intrepid adventurers are already breakfasted and ready for the off for Day 2 of the Expedition Bronze Award and then back to South Norwood for this evening


Retweetd From Louise Martin

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to camp they go!Super stuff by Ms Daly, Mr Williamson and Mr Roche. 🙌🏻


Students relax after 17 kilometres hike with rucksacks and food


Night falls on the Expedition teams of the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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British Values


The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 


We have our own Student Council made of up of elected Form reps, a Student Leadership Group as well as elected Head Boy and Head Girl. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have talks from the Community Police Office team to students on the rule of law.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

South and Upper Norwood are situated in an area which is greatly culturally diverse and we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the student and staff body. Our RE, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.


Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs:

  • To participate in PE lessons. In Years 7, 8 and 9 on the South Norwood site, there is mixed gender teaching
  • PE lessons in Years 10 and 11 are taught in single sex classes
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • Students will be taught in mixed gender groups in all other subject
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values in bullet points above.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Robinson on the South Norwood site and Mrs Rowe, on the Upper Norwood site who will make a referral using the “Channel” referral form.

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – a 20 minute discussion session once a week centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via FLICKS (Faith, Lifestyle, Inclusion, Culture, Knowledge and Society) - tutorial activities that encourage the exploration and application of British Values
  • via student leadership – actively voting in academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religious Education – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations.
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.