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Skills and Education

We are keen to play a role in facilitating and improving engagement between all types of education providers and businesses within the BID area. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is by acting as a gateway to businesses looking to offer a work placement, work experience or even an employment opportunity to a young person via one of the providers.  Below is a list of the providers who form part of our skills and education group, showing the relevant contact name and details for the appropriate person to approach within each organisation about any potential opportunities.


Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery, Rose Lane

Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery is a thriving free-to-attend school in the heart of Norwich city centre. Charles Darwin offers an innovative curriculum that encourages children to succeed, with a strongly academic approach paired with a rich range of culture and sport. The school opened in September 2016 with reception and Year 1 children and is growing year by year to eventually provide for 420 children.

The school's buildings have been thoroughly refurbished to include classrooms, library, and social spaces over three floors, including a large double-height hall, kitchens and dining area.

Part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools, the school has close links with the successful Jane Austen College and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

Jo Brown


City College Norwich

City College Norwich is a college where we firmly believe in putting individuals in control of their future, by offering them the best opportunities to learn, to gain experience of work in the real world and succeed in their chosen course. 

Substantial industry placements of 45-60 days:

Industry placements have been introduced by the Department for Education to give students on technical courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and technical skills they have learnt.  Students would be studying a Level 3 programme.

Tel: 01603 773301


Experience of work opportunities (shorter placements):

Where students are not experiencing the substantial industry placement, we try to expose other fulltime students to different experiences of work, via shorter placements.

Tel: 01603 773301


Free School Norwich

The Free School Norwich is a primary school in Norwich city centre. We are able to offer placements for work experience and voluntary placements for businesses looking to contribute to the local community and development of young people.

Tania Sidney-Roberts
The Free School Norwich
Tel: 01603 761044


Jane Austen College, Colegate

Jane Austen College is a thriving secondary school and sixth form in the heart of Norwich city centre. Jane Austen combines the modern and traditional, marrying academic rigour and innovative teaching techniques. Our sixth form is one of the top performing in Norfolk and was rated by Ofsted rated as Outstanding in four out of five areas, with an overall rating of Good.

Part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools in East Anglia, the school works closely with Charles Darwin Primary and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form as well as the Trust's other schools around the region.

Rachel Barker


MINT - Norwich

MINT's aim is to find sustainable paid employment for the young people we work with by helping them overcome their barriers to employment through a variety of methods tailored around their specific needs. MINT works with 16-25 year olds who are referred to us from a wide variety of sources, including schools and colleges, Jobcentre Plus and Youth Services.

Adam Savvas
Pre employment Coordinator
City College Norwich
Tel: 01603 773 760
Mob: 07917 592 810


Norwich School

Norwich School is a co-educational, independent day school for pupils aged four to eighteen. 

We are keen to work in partnership with businesses to help raise aspirations for our own pupils and through outreach links with other primary and secondary schools.

Open to suggestions for work experience and visits from businesses where we can accommodate (for example in our marketing team or other roles).
We open our doors to those looking into teaching as a career on a regular basis.

Nicola Hill
Assistant Head (Admissions, Marketing and Outreach)
Norwich School
Tel: 01603 728449


Norwich Study Centre

Norwich Study Centre is an English Language School, accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English to overseas students aged 15 plus.

We are looking to work with local businesses and organisations to help our students experience and gain understanding of the British work place. Through this work experience they have a unique opportunity to also learn more about British culture. This could be through a short ‘taster’ of one to two weeks or a longer more structured position.

Our aim is to build successful relationships with businesses, leading to positive experiences for all involved.

Jack Chambers  
Senior Student Officer
Norwich Study Centre
Tel: 01603 619091


Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

Here at the Ideas Factory we work with employers to find interns that can aid the growth and development of their business. We provide a great level of support, acting as an additional network for graduates which takes the pressure of the employer.

Dr Sebastian Owen
Employability Advisor
Tel: 01603 751471


Notre Dame High School

We are an 11-18 high school in the city centre that offers a broad and balanced curriculum up to and including GCSE.  We offer a broad range of A Levels.  We offer Japanese to GCSE as well as A Levels in Spanish, French and Music, among many others.

Julian McKay
Assistant Head teacher (Sixth Form and Career Pathways)
Notre Dame High School
Tel: 01603 611431


Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Bethel Street

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form is a pioneering maths and science specialist sixth form - the first in the UK. The college is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and students achieve some of the best results in Norfolk, with high-level teaching and support in crucial science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. The campus brilliantly mixes the old and the new, based in Norwich's historic former fire station but with cutting-edge facilities and right in the city centre.

The college is part of the Inspiration Trust, a close-knit family of schools in East Anglia, with particularly close ties with Jane Austen College - enabling humanities courses for those looking for a wider range of studies. Sir Isaac jointly leads the Norfolk and Suffolk Maths Hub, spearheading innovation in maths teaching across the region.

Richard Champeney


University of East Anglia

UEA is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,000 students made up of 12,500 undergraduate and 4,500 postgraduates.

Evan Hancock
Placement & Internship Manager
University of East Anglia
Tel: 01603 593917