The best schools in Norfolk

There’s a reason why we’ve chosen Norfolk for so many of our flagship developments. In fact, from the breathtaking coastline to the country’s most historic towns, there are more reasons than we can count.

But the single most important thing to us? Ensuring that you have everything you and your family need for a life as ideal as your home is. For young families, and those planning them in the future, that means having a fantastic choice of schools available — and schools in Norfolk do not disappoint.

We’re going to take you through the best schools in Norfolk, primary, secondary and SEN, according to both OFSTED and the Real School Guide 2020.


We’ve found the best primary schools in Norfolk

There are 417 primary schools throughout Norfolk, all offering something unique and special for growing young minds. Here, we’ll be highlighting the 10 highest-rated schools according to OFSTED. It’s a competitive list too, with 48 primary schools currently rated Outstanding, and over 60% receiving a Good rating.

Whichever of our Norfolk developments has caught your eye, you’ll find a bright future for your children nearby.

  1. Alpington and Bergh Apton Primary School
  2. Wreningham VC Primary School
  3. Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery
  4. Cringleford CE VA Primary School
  5. Coltishall Primary School
  6. Little Melton Primary School
  7. Dickleburgh CE Primary School
  8. St Martin at Shouldham CE Primary Academy
  9. Trowse Primary School
  10. Heartsease Primary Academy

It’s important to note that we chose these based on an Outstanding OFSTED score and the percentage of students performing at a higher level. But when you visit the Government’s School Comparison site, you’ll find many schools rated Good outperforming Outstanding schools! There are plenty of elements to consider and you should focus on the criteria most important to you.


The best secondary schools in Norfolk

Your Hopkins home will be here for every step of your family’s journey. And you’ll find an impressive selection of state secondary, independent and grammar schools in Norfolk. The list below ranks the best schools based on A-level results according to The Times Parent Power Schools Guide 2021. As always, you can also visit the Government School Comparison site to get all the additional details you need.

  1. Norwich School
  2. Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
  3. Thetford Grammar School
  4. Norwich High School for Girls GDST
  5. Gresham’s School
  6. East Norfolk Sixth Form College
  7. City of Norwich School
  8. Wymondham College
  9. Reepham High School and College

Norfolk Schools For SEN Students

These schools may be ranked among the best in the county, but you’ll find high-performing schools staffed by passionate, skilled educators throughout Norfolk. You’ll also find an exceptional standard of schools catering to SEN students in Norfolk. In fact, these schools carry some of the best OFSTED ratings in the entire region:

  1. The Clare School
  2. Harford Manor School
  3. John Grant School
  4. The Parkside School
  5. Sheringham Woodfields School
  6. Chapel Green School
  7. Churchill Park School
  8. Fred Nicholson School
  9. Hall School
  10. Sidestrand Hall School

It’s not hard to see that, when it comes to your growing family, Norfolk is incredibly well catered for. Along with the country’s most beautiful landscapes, easy access to city shopping, and countless extracurricular activity centres, you’ll find everything you need to live the life you’ve always wanted.

One of the jewels in Norfolk’s crown, Norwich, was recently named in the Top Ten of the best places to live in the UK, according to The Sunday Times. We love Norwich, too, which is why we have FOUR developments — St George’s Place in Sprowston, Heronsgate in Blofield, Swanton Vale in Swanton Morley and Church Farm in Drayton — all just a few miles from this exciting city.