Bradwell Catchment consultation

Closed 24 May 2024

Opened 15 Apr 2024


Norfolk County Council, Creative Education Trust and the Trustees of Woodlands Primary Academy are proposing to increase the size of the combined Bradwell catchment area shared by Woodlands Primary Academy, Hillside Primary School and Homefield CE VC Primary School by extending into some of the western side of the existing Hopton catchment area, to ensure that local children have more sustainable travel routes to their local school

This proposal is linked to a proposal from Norfolk County Council to change the catchment areas of Hopton CE Primary Academy and Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy from 1 September 2024.    Full details of these proposals can be found on these links:

There is significant growth of new houses planned in the local area.  Norfolk County Council are proposing to change the catchment areas, before the housing is in place and occupied, so that we can ensure local children are in catchment for a school within their community.

For example, there are 500 homes planned for the northern part of the current Hopton catchment area.  The current school in Hopton is based in the centre of the village and is therefore accessible for local children living in Hopton, to walk or cycle to school.  Norfolk County Council have assessed that children living in the new homes in the northern part of the current Hopton catchment area would have better access to Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy via established footpaths and road infrastructure.  If the Hopton catchment area remains as it is, it would mean these children would have to travel along the A47 to get to their school in catchment.

Full details of the consultation documents for each school can be found below.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on our proposal.


  • Consultation Event - Homefield CE VC Primary School

    From 30 Apr 2024 at 08:30 to 30 Apr 2024 at 09:30

    There will be a meeting for parents/carers of all three schools and other interested members of the community


  • Bradwell
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Hopton-on-Sea


  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • All residents
  • Families
  • Schools


  • Education and early years