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22 Aug 2013

ADP’s New Primary School Opens

ADP is pleased to announce that the new Cringleford Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is now open. The £6.6m building will eventually accommodate 420 pupil places and provide a 26 place playgroup. 

The client was a partnership between Norfolk County Council and the Diocese of Norwich, with the council investing more than £4m in making the project a reality. Mick Castle, Cabinet Member for Education and Schools at Norfolk County Council, said: ‘The new school brings together the whole community in Cringleford and is a fantastic space for learning and teaching.’ 

ADP’s design consists of a curved circulation spine with three teaching wings projecting out and on to the landscape behind. Each wing accommodates a different Key Stage and pupils will move through these wings as they progress through their school life. The position of these wings behind the central spine provides a secure line between the community and classroom and play areas, enabling areas of the building to be zoned off when in use out of school hours. 

ADP’s landscape team designed an educational and interactive outdoor area that includes a large playground, grass pitches, allotments, an amphitheatre and a trim trail, together with a sensory garden and willow tunnel. 

Headteacher, Neil Henery commented; 'The children and staff have settled in really well to the new school. Everyone is excited about the opportunity to work and learn in such a stimulating environment with new resources. We have been really pleased with the positive feedback from the pupils, parents and other visitors and we are looking forward to welcoming the playgroup children in September.'