Litcham School is an all-through school for children aged 4-16, serving a large rural community. Some join us directly in the reception class, whilst others from the primary schools within the catchment area of the Litcham Learning Community – Beeston, Brisley, Great Massingham, Weasenham, Beetley St Mary’s, Great Dunham, Harpley and Mileham – join us in Year 7. Every year we also welcome new pupils and students from further afield.
We are proud to be a genuine comprehensive school and we want all our young people to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability.
Litcham School is small, with some 640 pupils and students and is consistently a very popular choice with parents. Our size enables us to get to know our young people very well and to focus on their individual needs. The phrase ‘every child known’ is often used by schools to highlight their commitment to pastoral care; at Litcham this is genuinely the case.
High quality teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; we strive for excellence. A high percentage of our students go on to further education or training.
Our aim is to see all our young people acquire the skills and knowledge, the maturity and confidence they need to enable them to become successful members of the community. Opportunities to engage in sport, music, drama and many other extra-curricular activities help them develop the team and communication skills, the leadership qualities and the breadth of experience they need to make the transition into adult life.
Our pupils and students are proud of their school and very loyal. Visitors frequently comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere around the school. The teachers and support staff are extraordinarily hard-working and committed to bringing out the best in our young people. Together, they are the vital ingredients of what makes this such a happy and successful school.
Jim Adams, Headteacher