Proposed changes to primary phase schools in North Thetford

Closed 18 Jul 2014

Opened 9 Jun 2014


Some exciting changes are planned for the Thetford North triangle of primary phase schools! We are planning that:

  • From September 2016, Drake Infant School will grow year by year to become a primary school (Reception through to Year 6) with 60 places in each year group
  • In September 2014, an extra class was set up at Raleigh Infant School, meaning that there are now 90 places in each year group
  • From September 2016, Admirals Academy will have space for all the children who wish to transfer from Raleigh Infant School.


The statutory consultation period closed on 28 November 2014.  Below is the Determination Notice, signed by the DCS, approving the proposal to create an all-through primary school at Drake Infant and Nursery School from 1 September 2016.  



  • Thetford


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


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years