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Reasurrance over Thetford schools plan

PUBLISHED: 09:01 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 21:50 07 July 2010

Parents in Thetford are being reassured sites at Rosemary Musker High and Charles Burrell Humanities will continue to be used if a multi-million pound three- site academy for the town gets the green light from the government.

Parents in Thetford are being reassured sites at Rosemary Musker High and Charles Burrell Humanities will continue to be used if a multi-million pound three- site academy for the town gets the green light from the government.

The academy proposal envisages a brand new building at the current Charles Burrell school and significant redevelopment of the Rosemary Musker buildings, accompanied by a new Forum building in the town centre.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “The vision is for a three-site academy operating at the North campus, (the current Rosemary Musker school) the South campus, (Charles Burrell) and The Forum, with no interruption to education on the current two sites.

“Formal school closure notices would have to be agreed for both existing schools by councillors as part of the academy process, but this is very much a technical matter.”

The plans have the backing of governors at both schools and members of the public will be fully consulted on the proposal which will need the approval of the government before things can move forward.

The spokesman added: “The proposal is still at a relatively early stage, but there will be ample opportunity for people to have their say should the county council receive government approval to move this exciting project forward.”


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