Proposed closure of The King George VI School, Great Bircham

Closed 18 Jul 2014

Opened 9 Jun 2014

Results Updated 15 Sep 2014

The Children's Services Committee will be considering the responses to this consultation on 16 September 2014. You can see a summary of the responses and a report on the findings by clicking on the link below. The report is item 13 on the committee's agenda and so you will need to scroll down to page 165 to read it.



The governing body at The King George VI School, Great Bircham has raised concerns about the future sustainability and financial viability of the school. 

The school has 7 places available in each year group, but is regularly undersubscribed.  In September 2013, there were 14 pupils on roll, of whom only 6 live within the designated catchment area of the school.  A further 30 children eligible to attend the school are choosing to go to schools elsewhere.

The governing body, together with the Diocese of Norwich and Norfolk County Council, is proposing is to close The King George VI School, Great Bircham from 31 December 2014.  

The Statutory consultation period closed on 28 November 2014.  Below is the Determination Notice, signed by the Director of Children’s Services, approving the proposal to cease to maintain (close) the school from 31 December 2014.  


  • Bircham


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


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years