Ormiston Denes Academy was selected to be one of the settings for the film, which is based around the Beatles.
Fifty students at the academy in Yarmouth Road were cast as extras for the movie, which is said to star Ed Sheeran and has been filmed in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
The students also received an acting masterclass session from Mr Boyle, whose films include Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire.
Lead actor Lily James also visited the academy to help get into character for the role as she observed lessons and met teachers.
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