Bradwell Homefield Primary School Organisation Changes

Closes 20 Oct 2023

Opened 11 Sep 2023


It is proposed to:-

  • Increase the number of pupils at Bradwell Homefield CE VC Primary School, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth from 210 pupils to 420 pupils 
  • Move into a new school building – full address yet to be confirmed, but will be located on Chaplin Road.
  • Change the age range from 3 – 11 to 4 – 11.
  • These changes would come into effect from 1 September 2026

This proposal is in response to the new homes being built in the area.  The County Council has a statutory duty (Section 14, Education Act 1996) to plan and secure sufficient school places for their area to meet the needs of its children and families and therefore it is obliged to plan for the expansion of its school capacity.

In the Bradwell area, it is expected there will be 1000 new homes, of which 360 are still to be built.  This increase in new homes and new families, means we are expecting more primary school aged children.  The current schools in Bradwell cannot accommodate these extra children. 

Norfolk County Council considered the option of expanding the current Bradwell Homefields CE VC Primary School.  However the existing site is unsuitable for expansion as its current size is well below the minimum DfE guideline for a school with 420 pupils.

It is therefore proposed to build a new primary school in Bradwell which will provide 60 pupil places per year group, with an overall capacity of 420 places on a single site within Wheatcroft Farm housing development.

Give us your views


  • Drop in Consultation Event

    From 20 Sep 2023 at 14:30 to 20 Sep 2023 at 15:30

    There will be a drop in consultation event at Bradwell Homefield CE VC Primary School, where you can come and find out more about this proposal.


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