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Work begins for Swaffham school's transformation after plans approved

Contractors have arrived on the site as work begins on constructing new facilities at a market town's school.

Breckland Council approved plans for Swaffham CE Junior Academy which will include a new external play area, artificial grass surfacing, external lighting, as well as an access ramp and stairs.

The Christian school is adding a reception class this year and the transformation has required investment and construction works to take place.

Barbara‚Äč Bryant, communications officer for the Diocese of Norwich who backed the scheme, confirmed contractors have arrived at the school, and said "watch this space".

Headteacher Nicola Kaye previously said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for our school as we invest in facilities and resources for all ages and create outstanding learning environments, both inside and outside, that will stimulate learning and engaging children."

Swaffham Town Council's planning committee was informed about Breckland Council's decision to approve the application during a meeting yesterday afternoon.

The planning application stated there will also be a new surface water drainage system, fencing, free-standing canopies and rubber crumb safety surfacing.

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