Welcome from the Principal

I am very proud, as the Principal of Caister Academy, to introduce you to our remarkable school.  Originally established in 1950 to serve the community of Caister-on-Sea, the school’s catchment has expanded considerably over time to include the surrounding villages and Great Yarmouth.  The school joined the Creative Education Trust in 2015, and is now an 11-16 co-educational day school, specialising in literature and the performing arts. 

Caister’s success is linked to the close partnership between the school and our community.  Families joining us share our high aspirations for their children, whilst believing in the importance of young people developing into well-rounded, self-assured adults who will remain successful and happy, long after they have left school.

To achieve this, we offer a rigorous, traditional curriculum, supplemented by a broad choice from the arts, technology, and sport, all personalised to the strengths of individual students.  Every member of staff cares passionately about the well-being of our charges, as well as believing in and being guided by our core values of ambition, opportunity, character and community.

Our values mirror those of our sponsors, the Creative Education Trust.  Their governance provides us with access to local and national networks of support and collaboration opportunities, whilst allowing us to retain the autonomy to make decisions that are best for our community.  Furthermore, the central services and guidance that the Trust provide, allow us to remain focused on what is most important; the education of our students.

At Caister, we passionately believe in the potential of every individual.  We place the safety, success and fulfilment of our young people at the centre of all we do.  I welcome you to join our community, and entrust us with the education and aspirations of your child.

Ben Driver

Caister Ethos:


All Caister students have the potential to achieve outstanding academic success.  Our mantra of ‘every student every subject’ means that we expect excellence in all curriculum areas and set the highest standards for every student, regardless of their year group and whether they are aiming for a Grade 5 or a Grade 9.


All Caister students have the potential to excel outside of their core lessons.  Our enrichment programme, compiled through an extensive range of after school clubs, activities and trips, gives students the opportunity to explore a range of experiences, find something that they love, and pursue it.


All Caister students not only leave school with qualifications and experiences, but with the skills to lead happy, fulfilling lives.  Our teaching fosters independence, resilience and commitment; ensuring students are equipped to overcome whatever future challenges they may face.  Our curriculum provides opportunities for leadership, teamwork and self-reflection; encouraging students to work with others and to always strive for personal improvement. 


All Caister students are proud of their school and where they come from.  They have a sense of service to the community and a sense of place with a world view.  Students leave us wanting to contribute positively to society, and we look forward to our former charges returning one day to give back to the community that helped shape them as young adults.