Welcome to Downham Market Academy, which is part of the Eastern Learning Alliance. We have close ties to our local community at the same time as broadening horizons to encourage our students to become global citizens.

We are an ambitious school that has high aspirations and expectations for our students.  We want to provide an education that is challenging yet accessible and relevant to the young people in our care.  We want to inspire them to become life-long learners that empowers them to be valuable members of society.  We offer all of our students many opportunities to enhance their learning through trips and visits that are both local and further afield.  Our extensive extracurricular programme provides all students with opportunities to learn new skills and improve on existing ones outside of the normal classroom environment; make new friends and develop life skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.

Knowing each student and member of staff individually allows us to build positive, mutually respectful relationships that support learning and create a culture of academic aspiration where success is celebrated.  Promoting inclusivity, equality and diversity is fundamental to our academic curriculum and personal development programme.  We want our students and staff to feel valued, respected and safe and we place great emphasis on their personal development and welfare.

Mark Eastwood

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