Partnerships at Norwich School

Together We Can 

Our latest publication, Together We Can, is a summary of our partnerships activity from 2020-21. The school is committed to making a positive impact in our community and Together We Can is a celebration of the different ways in which we seek to make a difference. 

Our thanks go to the many charities, organisations and schools who have made all of this possible and we are grateful to the members of the Norwich School community who have shown a true dedication to helping others.


Together We Can


Take a look at Together We Can in numbers.

Community Voices

The school has also published a companion to Together We Can, which details some of the impact of Partnerships activities have on members of the school community.

Norwich School - Together We Can A5 24pp brochure


Partnerships at Norwich School

Norwich School is committed to providing partnership opportunities and carrying out outreach work with both local, national and international organisations. Our ethos talks of a loving and compassionate community and one of our key aims is to prepare our young people for a lifetime of leadership and service. 

Our pupils and staff are actively encouraged to undertake voluntary activities in the wider community, from fundraising to helping out with practical tasks like gardening or working with food banks. 

Just some of the areas that we support include:

  • Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects;
  • Literacy and language
  • Access to Higher Education
  • The Arts
  • Sport
  • Local community
  • Local education
  • Wider education
  • Charity

A summary of our partnerships and community work in 2018-19 can be found in our Reaching Out Video 2018-19 and Reaching Out Infographic.

Previous publications of our Reaching Out booklet can be found here: Reaching Out 2017-18 and Reaching Out 2016-17.

Click links to Mr Griffiths' article for Insight and Mrs Hill's article for Optimus Education.

For any enquiries from potential new partnerships, please contact


Here are some of our current outreach activities:

Norfolk Maths Symposium

In November 2023 the Norfolk Maths Symposium returned to Norwich School, this time in a new venue but as ever with some engaging speakers! We were joined by 250 pupils from 10 local schools for this free event which included talks from eminent speakers, Chris Budd, Sophie Maclean and Colin Wright.

Royal Geographical Society Pupil Micro-Lectures

The RGS Pupil Micro Lectures will return for a second year on 27th November from 5.30-7.30pm with talks from pupils from a collection of schools in Norfolk. Tickets are free for pupils and £5 for non-RGS members. Read more about the event here.

Norfolk Youth Summit 

Now in its fourth year, Norwich School has been hosting the Norfolk Youth Summit since 2020. 

The series of meetings are organised and driven by pupils from many different schools and provide an opportunity for young people across our county to come together to discuss the most important issues facing their gerenation.

With talks from expert speakers, each session invited pupils to contribute to a greater discussion. We hope that each school’s representatives will then go back to their community to raise the issues in their own schools and begin making active changes. 

The Summit is open to pupils in years 11 and 13 and registrations will open early in the Autumn term. For more information, please email

Please click here for more information.


Making Musicians Recitals

Norwich Cathedral  South Transept - various dates throughout the year - 1.00-2.00pm

This exciting programme of musical recitals, performed by some of Norfolk's most talented young musicians, is held in Norwich Cathedral and free for the public to attend. 

We can offer a guided visit to the recitals for primary schools and care homes which includes a Q&A with the musicians and refreshments. 

Please contact to arrange a visit.


Stay and Play Sessions for 3-4 year olds

Norwich Lower School - 9.30am to 11am on the first Friday of every month

Is your child aged 3-4 years old? Join us at one of our monthly STAY AND PLAY sessions for an opportunity to explore and create. Click Here for more information. 


Norfolk and Waveney MIND Partnership

Norwich Lower School is now the first official MIND Partner School and will be working with the charity to develop mental health provision across the School community.

Schools wishing to qualify to be a MIND Partner School have to meet 12 criteria designed to support the mental health of pupils, parents and staff. Norwich Lower School are the first of such schools to partner with MIND and the programme is set to roll out to primaries across Norfolk in coming months. 

Read more here.

Sensational Science Workshops for Primary Schools

Norwich Lower School - Regular Tuesday dates available

We can't wait to welcome back primary school pupils for our Sensational Science workshops in our Lower School laboratory. Pupils will become scientists for the day, donning mini lab coats and goggles, and will take part in an exciting challenge to build a rocket! Suitable for pupils from Year 3-6.

Workshops are free for schools - please contact to book in a school group.


Norfolk University Summer School

Coming  July 2024 - Norwich School

Open to all Norfolk pupils in Year 12 hoping to apply for top university places and now in its 20th year.

Includes 3 days of intellectually stimulating university style subject tutorials and talks, plus advice from university admissions tutors, useful personal statement help and interview practice.

Offers the vital practical advice and support to help target your UCAS application to some of the UK’s most competitive universities and the opportunity to meet other like-minded people from across Norfolk.

Subjects available include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Maths, English (& Literature), History, Politics, Geography, Psychology, Law, Medicine & Dentistry, Art History and MFL.

If your course is not offered, be in touch and we will try our best to create a programme for you!

Registration fee: £35

All tuition, lunch, refreshments and course materials are included.

Contact for more information


During the Covid-19 pandemic the school has sought ways to support the community. Ongoing projects include the donation of over 11,100 meals for vulnerable families, young people and homeless individuals living in Norwich, volunteering from staff for community projects, charities and foodbanks and regular connections with older generations in care homes experiencing lockdown. 

To read more about the school's response to Covid-19 click here.