Enrichment & Activities

Arts and culture

We place great value in music, art, drama and sport. These areas provide lots of experiences for pupils to encourage participation and enjoyment of the subject.

There are multiple opportunities for pupils to perform, with recent productions ranging from the pantomime Puss In Boots and the musical Grease to Shakespeare’s Comedy Of Errors. Our dedicated dance and drama studio provides a fantastic rehearsal space, and we have an auditorium for performances. We hold exhibitions of student artwork both in school and with partners such as the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life.


Thetford Academy has fantastic sports facilities including a sports hall, fitness suite and an all-weather outdoor multi-use games area.

Our sports teams perform very well in the local and county competitions and we have a number of pupils who have achieved county, regional and national honours in their sports. Our sports programme is not just for the elite athletes: everyone is welcomed at the training sessions where the focus is on developing skills and techniques.

Our facilities are also available to hire outside the school day; to find out more please get in touch:

Call 01842 754875