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Welcome to Fen Rivers Academy.


The Fen Rivers Academy is a special school that, when completed, will offer full time education and therapeutic support to 96 children aged 5 to 16 years old.  Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision. 


Phase one of the Academy is now open and offers primary places only.  The school occupies premises on Kilhams Way that have been converted specifically to meet the needs of the young people it will serve. 


Phase two will occupy the adjacent St Edmunds Academy premises once that school has relocated to its proposed new site in Lynnsport. It was originally planned that phase two would open in the refurbished premises in Autumn 2020 and offer places for secondary pupils at that point, but this has been delayed by the global pandemic and the work will now begin on refurbishment of the phase two part of the site in January 2021 with a view to opening the secondary offer in the Autumn Term of 2021. 

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the public consultation about our plans to open The Fen Rivers Academy in the 2017/18 academic year. The consultation ended on 16 July 2017 and the survey has now closed.

The results of the consultation are available here:

To learn more about The Fen Rivers Academy please view the menu items on this page. If you are a parent of a pupil at the academy and would like to receive a paper copy of any information on this website, or if you would like to receive occasional progress updates on The Fen Rivers Academy, please send a request to


Thank you,


Amanda Fewkes



The Fen Rivers Academy

Catch22 Multi Academies Trust

The Public Sector Equality Duty Approach 2020-21

The Public Sector Equality Duty is a duty requiring public bodies and others carrying out public functions to have due regard to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.


At the Fen Rivers Academy we will do this by ensuring that we do not discriminate by 

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership

We will ensure our young people learn about Equality and Diversity and that they are prepared for life in multi cultural modern Britain. As part of our learning about the British Values of Tolerance, Respect, The Rule of Law, Democracy and Individual Liberty we will teach about embracing diversity, the importance of religion, traditions, cultural heritage and preferences and will be tackling stereotyping, labeling, prejudice and discrimination of all kinds.