08 Oct 2013

Cringleford Primary School's Official Opening

On Friday 4th October, Cringleford Primary School held a special assembly attended by the Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, to celebrate completion of the new school.

The new £6.6m building, designed by ADP, will eventually accommodate 420 pupil places and provide a 26 place playgroup. The design consists of a curved circulation spine with teaching wings projecting out on to the landscape. Areas of the school can be zoned off when in use out of school hours by the local community. There is also an educational and interactive outdoor area featuring a sensory garden designed by ADP Landscape. 

Pupils moved from their former 210 place school into the new school building in June earlier this year.  

Roger FitzGerald, Chair at ADP, commented: "A new school is a major event in the life of any community, and this new school fulfils a significant role for the existing and new community at Cringleford. The curved shape and welcoming form of the building evolved to embrace this community. At the same time the scale of the school is broken-down to make sure it is intimate and not intimidating for the pupils."