Specialist Teaching

Year 5 and 6 French Visit to Boulogne, France.

Music, Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Drama are taught by specialist teachers and professional coaches at The Free School Norwich. The school also offers residential visits in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to provide children with a wide range of outdoor and real life learning experiences.


Music is taught by the Wharf Music Academy and all children are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument of their choice, including the violin, clarinet, cornet, flute, drums, electric and classical guitar, piano, recorder and ukelele. Lessons are also offered in singing. The children are encouraged to play in ensembles and to take part in annual school concerts and music festivals in Norwich as they increase in skill and confidence. All children learning to play a musical instrument take their Bronze, Silver and Gold Music Medals as part of their preparation for the Grade 1 Music Exam.

Children recording the school CD album As Free As A Bird.

Modern Foreign Languages

French is taught throughout the school. A visit to France takes place during the Whitsun Term in KS2 to enable the children to experience and practice using a foriegn langauge first hand. The school also holds an annual French Day and French Café Morning. Spanish is offered as a second Modern Foreign Language to children in the school who have an interest or particular aptitude for languages.

Spanish Day at The Free School Norwich!

Physical Education and Sport

Physical Education is taught by professional coaches at Norwich City Football Club Carrow Road Sports Park. The school belongs to the Norwich Schools Sports Partnership and children are given regular opportunities to compete in matches against other schools in Norfolk. Swimming is taught by qualified instructors at Riverside Swimming Centre in Norwich. Sports teams in basketball, football, tennis and netball compete in leagues and local tournaments on a regular basis throughout the year and practices take place the school's indoor mini-sports court. The school also has a cross country and swimming team and children in Years 5 and 6 take part in the Norwich Schools Sports Partnership Cycling Competition and Sailing Regatta each year.

Winning the Norwich Schools Sports Partnership Football Cup.

Residential Visits

Residential visits to Aylmerton Field Study Centre, How Hill Field Study Centre, Hill Top Outdoor Centre and the Isle of Wight take place for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 each year.

Year 5 residential visit to Hill Top Outdoor Centre.


All children take part in two musical productions each year, one in the Christmas term and the other in the Summer term. The school works closely with local theatres and drama groups in Norwich to develop theatrical skills with the children. Regular visits to plays and performances also take place throughout the year to enrich the children's understanding of theatrical performance.

The Ship of Dreams musical production.

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