Thetford is going back to school

20 Aug 2021  •  Last updated 27 May 2024  •  5 min read

Six weeks’ summer holidays. It sounds a long time doesn’t it?

That is until you only have two weeks’ left of the summer holidays and all the sudden you need to go shoe shopping, clothes shopping and get the all-important accessories for the new school year.

But, people of Thetford, you’re not alone.

Your favourite estate agents are on hand to support you as the children of Thetford and surrounding areas go back to school.


Thetford is blessed to have some fantastic schools on hand to shape our pupils, including:

Redcastle Family School, St Martin’s Way

Educating children from 3-11 years’ old, Redcastle primary school has the motto, “to give every child the skills and self-belief to succeed”.

The Bishops Church of England Primary Academy, Canterbury Way

For children aged 3-11, the Bishops Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust. Their core values include respect, service, friendship, forgiveness, courage and perseverance.

Diamond Academy, Hillary Road

The Diamond Academy delivers education for children aged 7-11 years old. Part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, Diamond Academy’s key aim is to aspire, believe, explore, achieve.

Admirals Academy, Admirals Way

Another member of Eastern Milti-Academy Trust, Admirals Academy also nurtures and educates children from 7-11 years’ old, believing that “everyone matters” and “learning is for life”.

Thetford Grammar School, Bridge Street

As an independent school, Thetford Grammar School covers the education of children from 3-19 years’ old. With day, weekly/flexible and full boarding options available, Thetford Grammar School pride themselves “on caring for the individual by emphasising personal development, academic excellence and sound preparations for the future”.

The Thetford Academy, Croxton Road

Educating Thetford’s children from 11-19 years’ old, Thetford Academy is part of Inspiration Trust, with an inspiring school principle, “we believe that every child can succeed”


Whatever school your child may attend, there is one thing every single parent/ family member/ carer has in common: August means the all-important shop for essentials for school.

Luckily, Thetford’s plethora of shops can support your needs.

With supermarkets aplenty including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer, together with shoe shops including Mr Shoes, Shoezone, Roys of Thetford and The Discounter, the pupils of Thetford will easily be kitted out, thanks to our fantastic independent shops and larger chains.

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