Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

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Executive Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Benjamin Britten Music Academy and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics.

It is an honour to serve the children of Lowestoft, East Norfolk and the Waveney Valley in what is now a first class learning environment for our scholars.

Our aims are simple: to develop the sharpest minds and the biggest hearts in our children through a traditional academic approach to education.

Dr James McAtear, Executive Headmaster  MSc MA MEd MPhil PGCE NPQH PSQI NLE FCCT

James McAtear is a Designated National Leader in Education. He has served as a Lead Inspector with Ofsted throughout England over a number of years. He has served as Headmaster in several schools leading Hartismere School in becoming England’s first Academy and to successive Outstanding Ofsted judgements in every category. He was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching in 2018. 

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A Traditional Community School

The Suffolk Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

The Music Academy and the Britten Pears Foundation

Benjamin Britten School: Our History

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