West Norfolk Academies Trust

West Norfolk Academies Trust

Welcome to West Norfolk Academies Trust


West Norfolk Academies Trust (WNAT) works in a supportive partnership with 7 Primary and 4 Secondary schools in the West Norfolk Area. Our schools work collaboratively together, at the same time maintaining their unique identity and ethos. Our vision is for every student to realise excellent achievement and progress through:

  • Developing an excellent standard of teaching and learning
  • Continuing to improve student and community engagement
  • Providing and maintaining World Class resources for the whole community
  • Producing World Class standards of achievement


We aim to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk by:

  • Ensuring that every student is known and engages with their school.
  • Working for the benefit of young people in our care and the local communities which we serve.
  • Collaborating across the Trust ensuring the best teaching and learning approaches are utilised in order to support students.
  • Providing a management structure where leaders, managers, teachers and support staff work collaboratively for the best interests of all students.
  • Ensuring staff feel fully supported and challenged in order to succeed and develop their career within the Trust.
  • Continually review ourselves against our vision and values and strive to improve.


Every student in the Trust is given the very best experience resulting in students who excel in their learning, feel safe, participate and ultimately are proud of their school.

Extending learning
We pride ourselves on the extra-curricular activities we offer across the Trust as we believe that students benefit from experiences beyond the classroom.

Every student and member of staff is inclusive and consistently demonstrates respect and acceptance to each other.

We create a climate that gives opportunities for all staff to feel valued. We recognise and cultivate talent.

We work collaboratively with other organisations both locally and nationally to provide the best for our students and staff.


Ten out of 11 of our schools have ‘good’ ofsted reports. 

Pupils are positive about their education. They pay attention to teachers in class and are keen to answer questions. Pupils take pride in the presentation of their work. They value the wide range of subjects that they can choose, such as astronomy. OFSTED NOVEMBER 2022 – Springwood High School

Everyone is comfortable being an individual.  Pupils treat each other well, regardless of their differences. Leaders make sure that everyone is valued. They help pupils to become ambitious yet well-rounded young people. There are warm relationships with parents, who speak highly of the school. One said, ‘My child is doing brilliantly at this school and, most importantly, is happy. OFSTED DECEMBER 2022 – Heacham Infant and Nursery School

Sixth-form students are fully involved in school life. Many mentor younger pupils in mathematics and English. They access a wide range of enrichment opportunities. Students are supported to set up and run their own clubs and societies. This allows them to explore their own passions and interests. They benefit from independent careers advice that prepares them well for their next steps. OFSTED NOVEMBER 2022 – Springwood High School Sixth Form

Early reading is taught well. There is a cohesive programme in place, which ensures that all adults delivering early reading teaching do so well. Staff benefit from regular coaching. Those new to the school spend time observing and learning from more experienced staff before having their own teaching groups. The books that are sent home are closely matched to pupils’ phonics knowledge. OFSTED OCTOBER 2021 – Gaywood Primary School

Leaders provide a curriculum that supports pupils’ academic and personal development well. It strongly supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are well prepared for life after school and for life in modern Britain. OFSTED JUNE 2018 – Marshland High School

Pupils are happy at West Lynn Primary School. They told us that they would recommend their school to other children. Teachers and pupils get on well. We saw lots of adults and pupils smiling. We also saw good-humoured and respectful conversations between pupils and staff. These positive relationships help to create the school’s calm and purposeful environment. OFSTED SEPTEMBER 2019 – West Lynn Primary School

Why work for us?

Continued professional development (CPD)
We deeply value giving all of our staff access to continued professional development (CPD) and high-quality support in order for them to thrive in their professional lives. Our bespoke CPD offer is tailored to individual members of staff, our schools and at a Trust level ensuring that the right support is given at every stage of an individual’s career. Trust, school and individual priorities are mapped out across each academic year so that support can be provided by the right specialist, either within our organisation or externally.

A recent addition to our training portfolio is our Future Leaders Programme.  Specifically aimed at aspiring middle and senior leaders, delivered by existing leaders and put together in a way that enables the participant to work at their own pace.

Remuneration & benefits
Local Government Pension
Holiday and Sick Pay
Family Friendly Policies

So why not apply for one of our current vacancies that can be viewed under the ‘Our Vacancies’ tab above?

If you would like more information or would like to come and visit one of our schools, please see the contact us information on the individual school website.