Specialist Resource Bases 2023

Closed 14 Jul 2023

Opened 19 Jun 2023



On 19 and 20 July, in her role as Decision Maker, Sara Tough, the Executive Director of Children's Services, agreed that the following proposals should be implemented :-

Establishment of Specialist Resource Bases in the following schools, as detailed below from the dates stated:-

Falcon Junior School Norwich

8 place additional intervention base

From 1 September 2024

Holly Meadows Primary School, King’s Lynn

8 place early intervention/8 place additional intervention base

From 1 September 2025

Necton VA Primary School, Swaffham

10 place Speech Language and Communication needs base

From 1 September 2025

Redcastle Family School, Thetford

8 place early intervention/8 place additional intervention base

From 1 February 2024

Sprowston Junior School, Norwich

16 place additional intervention base

From 1 September 2025

St William’s Primary School, Norwich

16 place social, emotional and mental health base

From 1 September 2025

We appreciate that some children and young people can struggle to engage with learning and cope in a classroom without additional strategies and interventions. A Specialist Resource Base (SRB) can support children to overcome their barriers to learning, to be better able to cope and to be re-integrated into a mainstream school setting, in which they can achieve their potential. 

Each school proposal (available at the bottom of this page) is part of Norfolk County Council’s Local First Inclusion which is the county council’s six-year special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) improvement programme.  We are committed to reviewing and developing Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND) provision as part of Norfolk’s Local Offer of support to children, young people and families. 

Why your views matter

Any person may object to, express support for, or make comments on the proposals, within 4 weeks of the publication of the statutory public notice by:

  • Sending an email to; schoolreview@norfolk.gov.uk.  Please put the school name in the heading of the email.
  • Writing to: School Organisation Team, FREEPOST, 1H 2076, Lower Ground Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2BR.   You don’t need a stamp.


  • King's Lynn
  • Norwich
  • Swaffham


  • Parents and carers and guardians


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years