Outstanding school applies to expand teaching facilities

Dickleburgh Primary School is aiming to expand
Dickleburgh Primary School is aiming to expand

A south Norfolk school is in need of bigger facilities to accommodate the increase in students.

Dickleburgh Primary School has put in a planning application to remove its existing two-bay modular accommodation and replace it with a six-bay double classbase modular.

The school has been named ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and head teacher James Richards believes with increasing pupil numbers, the time is right to grow.

“At this stage we believe we need to become bigger. We have been growing in pupil numbers each year and that continues in September. In order to accommodate these children we know we need additional space.”

The current facility is in a terrible state and needs to be removed with a double unit to be installed.”

Despite the potential ability to be able to hold more pupils, Mr Richards guarantees that the school will remain for the children of Dickleburgh.

“The school is a village school. We are here for the children in our village and we need more space for them.”

A decision is expected to be made soon.