The Society of Mary – the Marists Sisters (SM)
July 1, 2024
Seafarers face dangers as Sea Sunday approaches
July 2, 2024
Show all

Consultation for Swaffham school rebuilding plan

The Swaffham community has been invited to a consultation event on plans for a new school building at Sacred Heart VA Primary on July 10.

This event will give local residents a chance to look at the plans and talk to the builders, the school and the Diocese, before the plans are submitted for planning permission. The consultation event will take place at the school from 3.30pm to 7pm on Wednesday, July 10.

Helen Bates, Assistant Director of Diocesan Schools, said: “This is a very exciting milestone in the school rebuilding project. It is the culmination of two years of intensive design work and we believe it will provide an attractive and much more usable building and site for the school. The new school building will be at the front of the site facing Sporle Road which will provide much better site security, with the playing fields at the back. The only existing building that will remain is the sports hall which will be available out of normal school hours for community use.

“The new building will be built first so that the school can continue to operate in its existing buildings. The school will then move to the new building to allow the old buildings to be demolished. It is estimated that construction will take up to 18 months.”

Anyone who is unable to attend the consultation event but would like to discuss the plans, can contact the project’s Principal Planner on or 07947 760517. Alternatively, comments can be posted to Oliver at DPP, One Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN. Comments would be welcomed by July 17, 2024, but all comments received before the planning application is submitted will be considered.

Click here to read a leaflet about the consultation.

Pictured above and below are some drawings of the new school buildings. Images courtesy of CPMG Architects