Strong support for new Catholic Primary School in Swaffham

Following strong public support for a new Catholic primary school in Swaffham, the Diocese of East Anglia has decided to proceed with its recent proposal to Norfolk County Council to open a school on the site of the current Sacred Heart School which is due to close at the end of the summer term.


Helen Bates, Assistant Director for Schools, said: “We want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation about the new school. We received 137 responses and 90% of these wanted to see a new Catholic primary school in Swaffham.  We also received support from local civic leaders including Swaffham Town Council. This level of support means we can now go through the legal requirements needed to apply to open a new school.”

A public notice has been published in the local press and you can view a copy here.

The full proposal and Prescribed Information can be viewed here.

Comments about the proposal can be made to Norfolk County Council between now and 5th April, by emailing schoolreview@norfolk.gov.uk or writing to School Organisation Team (Bay 34), Floor 8, FREEPOST IH2076, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2DH; after which the County Council will decide if the new school can open.

If approved, the new school will open on 1st September 2019.

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