King's Lynn Academy Expansion

Closed 6 Feb 2023

Opened 9 Jan 2023



Eastern MAT is proposing to expand King’s Lynn Academy, Queen Mary Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4QG, to add 300 pupil places from 1 September 2025.  This will be a phased increase over time.

There are currently in excess of 500 homes expected to be built in the next 6 years, which will increase the current resident/catchment area of King’s Lynn Academy. This growth means we would not be able to accept the expected increase in pupil numbers, within our current school site.

Our proposal is in response to this increased housing and we are working with Norfolk County Council to meet this demand in pupil places, by proposing these additional secondary school places at King’s Lynn Academy.

Eastern MAT sees the proposed expansion of the school as an opportunity to both meet the increasing demand for places in the local area and to develop the infrastructure, improve the existing facilities and invest in the site.

Our proposal will see the school grow from 6 FE (forms of entry) to 8FE.  This means that each September from 2025, our intake in Year 7 will increase from 180 pupils to 240 pupils.  The earliest that this would start is 1 September 2025.

It is hoped that the additional 300 pupils in total, will meet the demand in the area and it is not envisaged that the proposed expansion will impact on neighbouring schools.

What happens next

Eastern MAT will consider all the consultation responses and decide whether to complete a business case and send it to the Regional Director for a decision.



  • Virtual consultation event

    From 2 Feb 2023 at 18:00 to 2 Feb 2023 at 19:00

    Find out more about this proposal. Please register to take part in our consultation event by emailing and receive the joining details.


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