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Marshland High School celebrates £1.2 million revamp work

Staff and students at a West Norfolk secondary school are looking to the future following the completion of a £1.2million refurbishment project.

The investment aims to ensure students at Marshland High School in West Walton have facilities fit for the coming years and can enjoy a new science lab and refurbished classrooms in the humanities faculty.

And the work is set to continue later this year, with plans to refurbish the food technology and drama suites along with updating the computing facilities.

Marhsland High School has undergone a £1.2m refurbishment. (42822091)
Marhsland High School has undergone a £1.2m refurbishment. (42822091)

Headteacher Craig Jansen said: “We are immensely proud of our reputation for supporting students to achieve highly and be the best they can be.

"However, given the current challenges facing society and schools, it is more important than ever to ensure our amazing students and teachers have access to the very best learning environment and facilities to continue for our school drive for excellence in all we do.”

The refurbishment was jointly funded by the school's sponsor, the West Norfolk Academies Trust, and the Department for Education. Part of the spend is dedicated to the external student facilities.

Deputy headteacher Tom Duce and students. (42822089)
Deputy headteacher Tom Duce and students. (42822089)

A new large playground has been laid as the first phase of a three phase programme and the next phase will see the completion of two new multi-purpose sports courts.

The final element will be a large outdoor shelter to accommodate more than one year group.

The school was rated good by Ofsted in its last inspection report which highlighted the ‘carefully constructed curriculum,’ alongside ‘strong subject knowledge’ of the teachers, two years ago.

It said the trust provided “an appropriate balance of challenge and support to the school” and there was strong subject knowledge among staff.

The school is arranging personalised tours for potential parents.

For further information contact Sarah Perks on 01945 584146 or email opendaytours@marshlandhigh.co.uk

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