Marsham catchment consultation

Closed 15 Dec 2023

Opened 6 Nov 2023



On 26th February 2024, The Executive Director of Children's Services, Sara Tough, in her Role as Decision maker, made the following determination:-

  • to close Marsham Primary (Foundation) School, High Street, Marsham, Norfolk NR10 5AE, from 31 August 2024.

The reasons for this decision are that:

• The statutory procedural requirements under sections 15 (2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 have been met;

• The proposal meets the criteria laid down in the statutory Department for Education guidance in relation to the closure of schools. While there is a presumption against the closure of rural schools, in this situation, the low numbers of registered pupils at the school is a strong case for closure;

• The views of all interested parties, including those most likely to be affected, have been fully considered

The Determination Notice and Determination Report can be viewed below


Norfolk County Council is consulting on the proposal to change the catchment area of Marsham Primary School (Foundation), from 1 September 2024.

Our proposal is linked to a proposal by the Governors of Hevingham and Marsham Federation who are proposing to close Marsham Primary (Foundation) School with effect from 31st August 2024. This means we need to review the catchment area that is linked to Marsham Primary School, if the closure proposal is agreed.  Full details of the Governors’ proposal can be found at the bottom of the page on this link;

Norfolk County Council is proposing to change the Marsham catchment area, by including it into the catchment area of Aylsham.  The pupil forecasts for Marsham are low and the Council feel there will be space at the Aylsham schools for pupils within the new catchment area, subject to parental preference.


Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on our proposal.


  • Aylsham
  • Marsham


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


  • Education and early years