City of Norwich School
|City of Norwich School|
|Department for Education URN||141269 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Paul Fisher|
|Headteacher||Ms Joanne Philpott|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||Kelling, Blakeney, Holkham, Thornham, Winterton|
In 1910, the Education Committee decided to merge the King Edward VI Middle School in Norwich with the Municipal and Presbyterian Schools for boys to create the new City of Norwich School, a boys' grammar school, which was to be built at Eaton.
It had around 950 boys in 1960, and around 850 in 1969 when administered by the Norwich Education Committee.
It became a comprehensive in 1970 at which point its name changed to Eaton (City of Norwich) School and co-educational in 1971. Three female sixth-formers were admitted in 1972 (Hazel, Marian and Mary.) The school was refurbished in 2007. The Arc is a new building, as is the Skinner Centre.
It has over 1,500 pupils and currently employs over 190 staff. As well as being a secondary comprehensive school the school also has a sixth form, in partnership with the smaller Hethersett High School, with 791 pupils.
The pupils at CNS are split into five houses named after famous beaches in Norfolk: Blakeney, Holkham, Kelling, Thornham and Winterton. Their house colours are Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow and Red respectively.
CNS Charities Week is a week usually the last school week before Christmas where the pupils and members of staff attempt to raise as much money as possible for a charity of the school's choice. The week involves fund raising activities such as Total Wipeout, The X Factor, a teacher auction and CNS Got Talent.
Notable former pupils
- Rebecca Grinter, academic
- Robert Green, footballer
- Neil Shephard, FBA, Frank B. Baird Jr., Professor of Science, Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics, Harvard University. Head of Department of Statistics, Harvard University.
- Peter Trudgill, linguist
City of Norwich School (boys' grammar school)
- Michael Andrews (artist)
- Sir Kenneth Blaxter, Director from 1965 to 1982 of the Rowett Research Institute, President from 1970 to 1971 of the British Society of Animal Production, from 1974 to 1975 of the Nutrition Society and from 1986 to 1988 of the Institute of Biology
- Jack Boddy MBE, general secretary from 1978 to 1982 of the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers
- Arthur Roy Clapham CBE, Professor of Botany from 1944 to 1969 at the University of Sheffield, President from 1967 to 1970 of the Linnean Society of London
- Christopher Dainty, Professor of Applied Physics since 2002 at the National University of Ireland, Galway, President from 1990 to 1993 of the International Commission for Optics and from 2002 to 2004 of the European Optical Society
- Melvyn Greaves, Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, and expert on haematological malignancy
- David Holbrook, writer, poet and academic
- Alan Howard, Wilkins Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge and inventor of the Cambridge diet
- Edmund Lawson, barrister
- Cecil Alec Mace, Professor of Psychology from 1944 to 1961 at Birkbeck College, and President from 1952–3 of the British Psychological Society
- Bernard Matthews CBE, food executive
- Bernard Meadows, Professor of Sculpture from 1960 to 1980 at the Royal College of Art
- Adrian Newland, Professor of Haematology since 1992 at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, President from 1998 to 1999 of the British Society for Haematology
- Peter Oakley, pensioner from Bakewell, Derbyshire, England; better known by his pseudonym geriatric1927 on YouTube
- George Plunkett (1913–2006), photographer
- Malcolm Quantrill, Distinguished Professor of Architecture from 1986 to 2007 at Texas A&M University
- Tony Sheridan musician
- Jeremy C. Smith (scientist), Governor's Chair for Biophysics, University of Tennessee, since 2006
- Steve Smith (academic), Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
- Very Rev John Southgate, Dean of York from 1984 to 1994
- Graeme K Talboys, writer – attended the school for the first two years of his secondary education
- Robert H. Thouless, President from 1949 to 1950 of the British Psychological Society who wrote Straight and Crooked Thinking in 1930
- Prof Peter Trudgill, academic and author, Professor of English Linguistics from 1998-2005 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
- George Willis, Labour MP from 1945-50 for Edinburgh North, and from 1954 to 1970 for Edinburgh East
- Langley School. "History". Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- CNS, CNS Prospectus 2014–15 (PDF), p. 10, archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2013, retrieved 4 October 2013
- "City of Norwich School – Sixth Form Prospectus 2007/08" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
- Rose Prince (31 December 2006). "Bernard Matthews: Life is still bootiful". The Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
- Peter Trudgill (1974). Sociolinguistics: An Introduction. Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 0-14-021802-5.