Following strong public support, Norfolk County Council has approved the Diocese of East Anglia's proposal to open a new 210-place primary school on the site of the current Sacred Heart School in Swaffham which is due to close at the end of the summer term.
The new Voluntary Aided, non-fee paying, primary school will open on September 1, 2019 with 210 places and a 25-place maintained nursery class.
Helen Bates, Assistant Director for Schools for the Diocese, said: "This is fantastic news for current and future parents and pupils, the local Swaffham community and for Catholic education in Norfolk.
"We would like to thank everyone who supported our proposal, without which this would not have been possible. Now the hard work really starts to make sure that the school is up and running in less than four months."
Further information regarding admission to the school in September will be available from Sacred Heart School's office and on the Diocese's website at www.rcdea.org.uk/sacredheartva from Monday May 20.
A website for the new school is currently being developed which will provide parents with information about the new school as it becomes available.
Copies of Norfolk County Council's determination report and notice can be found at https://Norfolk.citizenspace.com/childrens-services/sacred-heart
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