Hopton catchment consultation

Closed 24 May 2024

Opened 15 Apr 2024


Norfolk County Council, Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) and the Governors of Hopton CE Primary Academy are proposing to change the catchment area of Hopton CE Primary Academy, from 1 September 2024.

The proposal is to reduce the size of Hopton catchment area, to ensure that local children have easier travel routes to their local school.  It is proposed that the ‘lost area’ to the northern end of the current catchment area will be included in the Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy catchment area.  The section to the right, will go to Bradwell catchment area.

This proposal is linked to a proposal from Norfolk County Council, to extend the catchment areas of Ormiston Cliff Park and Bradwell from 1 September 2024.    Full details of these proposals can be found on this link; 



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.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on our proposal.



  • Bradwell
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Hopton-on-Sea


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


  • Education and early years