Visitor & Parent Feedback

“Please can you pass on our thanks to your Principal and everyone who helped at the session on Wednesday. Your pupils were really well behaved and the session ran smoothly. It was a great session.”

NHS Vaccination Team-November2021

“I just wanted to thank all the staff and children we met this morning on our tour of the school. Everyone was so lovely and has confirmed we have made the right decision in applying for a place for ….. to start next year.”

Prospective Parent November-2021

“I wanted to provide some feedback following Open Evening and the day time visit we attended at Cromer Academy with our daughter.

When we visited Cromer, we were greeted by many teachers, all very happy to have us there and each one showed a real interest in my daughter and her interests. We listened to the presentation carried out by the Principal who was very passionate about the school and the school values and explained to us about what the children can expect from school. We were then allowed to explore the school and the many activities in our own time. We left with a very clear insight of what is expected of the students, the curriculum and what the students can expect.  We were also invited back to see the school during the school day while classes were being carried out. ….felt valued and listened to and I felt comforted by the level of respect and understanding that was shown to her. I was initially nervous that my little girl will be going to high school, but now I’m excited for her. We have been considering Cromer Academy and another high school. Well I wanted to say thank you for making our decision so easy, you should be incredibly proud of your establishment. I really hope she will be offered a place there in September. “

Prospective Parent-October 2021

“Many thanks for your time and the informative tour yesterday, ….. and I still feel your core values, very welcoming staff along with your fabulous facilities and strong Eco ethos are worth the train journey. We just hope we can get in as out of catchment!”

Prospective Parent-September 2021

“Just to say thank you so much to everyone who helped get….. to the church on time to ring for the wedding this afternoon (Friday)! Everyone was so grateful that he was able to make up the numbers in the ringing band.”

Parent-September 2021

“We just wanted to send you a quick message to say a massive thank you to all of you at Cromer Academy. We couldn’t have hoped for a better year for….. to start her secondary school journey. She has really enjoyed it and through your fantastic support, she has overcome her anxious moments and Covid wobbles smoothly.

 I can’t quite believe all the praise she has received and the awards she comes home with - she is so confident about how she’s doing and motivated to learn. Yourself and your staff have been so caring and thoughtful towards her. ….. my other daughter who is now starting year 6 in September is so looking forward to coming to you in 2022 which just shows the impression you have made on….”

Parent-July 2021

 You all deserve a fabulous relaxing break after your hard work this year. Two very happy parents here (and happy children to boot!) Thank you!

Parent-July 2021

“I just wanted to take a second to email to say how impressed and blown away I was today with your school. I've worked in education for 11 years now and this was the high school with the most calm, focused, positive environment I've ever experienced - and by quite a distance. You clearly have staff who both 'talk the talk' and 'walk the walk' and I'm looking forward to getting to know them.”

Parent-July 2021

 “Thank you very much for letting me visit the school for the day, especially at the very end of the last term of one of the most challenging years in school history.

 What you are doing at Cromer is extraordinary. It's the happiest and most heart-warming school I've ever visited. I'm in awe of the warmth and pride that radiates from you all.

 Without exception, everyone I chatted to feels part of something great. 

In every interaction I had all day, everyone was cheerful, friendly, welcoming, thoughtful, and kind. 

Without exception everyone I asked what they thought, told me how proud they felt to be at Cromer. 

Everyone I spoke to knew all the school values, their house and watch makes Cromer unique. 

Everyone I asked said how happy they are to be a part of the school and shared great team spirit. 

Everyone seems to be fired up by a fierce sense of purpose and the mission to love learning.

The clarity, cohesion, consistency, unity, energy and joy you’ve achieved together is exceptionally rare, especially in schools of hundreds of people. 

 The relationships and rapport you’re bringing about between students and staff are hugely impressive. 

All students showed confident eye contact and great manners; all of them greeted me cheerily and asked me how I was. 

The corridors are calm, happy, caring, fun, banter-filled, full of joy and smiles and cheeky, respectful salutes!

Lunch had a great community atmosphere and family spirit to it.

Fantastic respect and consideration was shown by everyone to the speaker at the end of lunch and break, with peaceful, thoughtful silence as soon as the cue was given.

The buy-in you've got all together seemed sky-high to me! 

 I’ve worked, studied and visited some of the very best schools in the country, but Cromer strikes me as being the best of the best for culture and relationships. I asked lots of students what they thought of the school, out of 10. 

The average score out of everyone I asked was 10 out of 10. 

When I asked why both students and staff said that the heads and team really care about them. 

To get everyone loving being at school is extraordinary, exciting and life changing. 

 I met students permanently excluded from other schools who are thriving to be a part of the environment you’re creating together. 

I saw students I knew in Norwich who hated school, who had 100% focus all lesson, great self-corrections and 100% attention at the end of lunch break. They are now loving school and loving life. 

 How are you doing it?! All of you are walking the talk 100%. 

In 100% of interactions in 100% of lessons I saw, you as teachers, students and leaders lead by example, set the standards and live the values. 

The balance of warmth and focus you’re achieving is extremely unusual, and creates a great climate where everyone can flourish. 

It’s remarkable to be achieving this without any after-school detentions at all, and your heads of year teaching 24 lessons a week. 

I love the idea of visiting another school as the only target for staff next year – a game changer and how much trust and faith you put in people. 

 Nothing in my time in education has given me greater hope than seeing what you are achieving. 

 Keep as focused as you are, and I have no doubt that you’ll achieve some of the very best GCSE results in the country. You are on the path for students to achieve incredible things in life and to contribute to changing the world. 

 Thank you to all of you wonderful students and staff for their generosity with their time and for making me feel so welcome, especially …..

 Thanks for creating such an inspirational school, for inspiring me to strive for higher standards and to improve my leadership, and for showing what’s possible! I came away buzzing with energy and excitement.”

 Visitor-July 2021

 “Once again I need to write to you to thank you for the excellent support that the staff and yourself provide to my daughter. 

Once again she found herself in a situation which could have led to personal embarrassment, through a situation not of her doing. But once again your staff stepped up and resolved the situation without hesitation or fuss. 

I just wrote this email in the hope it sheds some light on no doubt the situations where other parents are likely to be "too quick to criticise. I have constantly found all staff to be professional, courteous and helpful both within and above and beyond their line of duty. 

Much gratitude.”

Parent-July 2021

“We just wanted to say such a big thank you for everything you have done for our boys over the years. They started school as timid young boys, they have thrived here both socially and educationally and left as confident young men. 

Your support and encouragement has meant the world to us and so thank you!”

Parent-July 2021

“We just want to thank you  and your team for everything you have done for….. this past year. As his parents we can’t express our thanks for the time and effort you have made with him. Without this support, faith and trust he would not have made it through this final year.

We have seen him coping with things a lot better and enjoying school again giving him hope for the future. Thank you once again.”

Parent-June 2021

“We would just like to say a massive thank you to you all. We couldn’t have wished for a better school or staff for….than you have given. She has grown in confidence and is now ready to move on to the next chapter thanks to all your hard work. You have given her that confidence and belief, for that we are forever grateful. Once again, thank you all so very much for all your hard work.”

Parent-June 2021

“Please pass on my thanks to all……. teachers who took the time to discuss his progress with myself yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet such dedicated and professional staff who are an asset to their profession.

You all do an amazing job, my thanks and gratitude to everyone at the Academy for the encouragement and support you give ….. and for making his educational journey a very positive and inspirational experience.”

Parent-April 2021

“As you know, many of ….friends go to Aylsham and I hear through parents how things work- be it through lockdown, covid testing or parent evening. Time and time again, comparisons are overwhelmingly positive in Cromer Academy.” 

Parent-April 2021

 “Please can I start by saying how wonderfully easy the parents evening programme was to use and set up! Although the countdown clock was a bit quick towards the end! 

…...started at Cromer on Jan 20 so this was the first time I've met her teachers. Its lovely to see her doing so well, she has been so dedicated with her home learning, we are very proud of her, and feel the staff and supportive nature of her new friends is a credit to the school, so we wanted to say thank you!!! Everyone is tired and really feeling the strain of this lockdown so I felt it important to give credit where it is due! So again I say thank you!”

Parent-March 2021

“I'd just  like to say how impressed I've been at how Cromer Academy has dealt with this very difficult situation and to thank you all for your continued support.”

Parent-February 2021

I just wanted to pass a message of thanks to Mr Martin and to your staff at Cromer Academy. The last few weeks, ….has received great feedback and contact with staff members, golden tickets, which has really boosted her confidence and motivation and today I received a lovely phone call from Mr Martin about her progress during this lockdown.  We are incredibly proud of her and also very happy with the work she had been set and the dedication staff have shown to ensure that their pupils are happy, on task and continue with their studies without too much disruption. 

A big thankyou! 

Parent-February 2021

Remote Learning has its ups and downs, but I must say that Cromer Academy is doing a feb job! 

Parent-January 2021

“I admire the teaching staff at Cromer Academy. This lockdown must be such a challenge for you all, but you rise above this and inspire the children to engage with their studies. Well done to you all and a very big thank you.”

Parent-January 2021

"I would like to thank you all for the home learning you are providing. I am overwhelmed by the level of support and the quality of the lessons."

Parent-January 2021

“This is a brief message but I wanted to say thank you to all the amazing teachers and staff at Cromer Academy. It’s definitely not easy for anyone!

I just wanted to reach out to say how supported my two Cromer Academy students feel, home learning is clear, teachers are positive and reply to questions and queries smoothly and (for the most part, of course) my two students are motivated to produce work of high standard.  Thank you teachers for encouraging this enthusiasm and work ethic.”

Parent-January 2021

"I just wanted to share a situation I found myself in this morning.  I left my house at 7.45 to do my morning exercise before facing the day ahead. I was walking down Norwich Road and had a young man in a Cromer Academy uniform walking towards me. He very kindly stepped to the side and stopped to give me space to pass safely. He also greeted me with a polite ‘good morning’. I wish I had asked his name. He would have arrived with you around 7.55 and wore a blue anorak type jacket. I wanted to acknowledge with you this lovely pocket of politeness and positivity. "

Parent-January 2021

“When we met in September, you asked me to give you time to prove yourself and implement the plans you have for Cromer Academy. I wanted to extend my thanks. From what I am hearing, you’re doing a great job.”

Parent-November 2020

"Thanks again to all at the school for their brilliance! "

Parent-October 2020


“I would just like a few minutes of your time to say thank you to all the staff at Cromer Academy. ….. had been a student at Cromer since year 7. We have always been really happy with the school and the teaching staff. You all do an amazing job especially at the moment with such difficult circumstances. It’s nice to know that our children are safe and well cared for.

I would also like to say thank you to Mr Hollingsworth.  From the very beginning you have made an effort to get to know …...and all the other students by name. 

I like the way you are taking the school forward. The students should grow to be respectful, well behaved people under your guidance.

Keep up the good work and thank you all for all that you do . It really is appreciated.” 

Parent-October 2020

“Thank you for all your help with…It has been greatly appreciated.”

Parent-October 2020

“The difference in my son since returning to school has been incredible. He has had a hell of a change in attitude and is thriving and coming into his own. He used to not enjoy mathematics and said the other day that he had double mathes and felt he could actually get the hang of it!”

Parent-October 2020

“Thank you all for your endless hard work to keep our children safe in school. You are doing an amazing job! Well done and thank you, it is very much appreciated.”

Parent-October 2020

“I’m really pleased that both boys have settled back in and onboard with the Cromer Way. Loving lessons!”

Parent-September 2020

“Just a quick note to thank everyone who is working so hard to get pupils back to school…….came home yesterday really happy and is looking forward to going back on Friday."

Parent-June 2020