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Historic convent and part of school which found TV fame goes up for sale

PUBLISHED: 17:02 08 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:22 11 April 2020

The participants of Channel 5 show Bad Habits, Holy Orders, filmed at the Sacred Heart Convent in Swaffham,  Pictured are (from left) Gabby Ryan, Sarah Chelsea, sister Michaela Switaj and Tyler Lawrence.  Picture: Archant

The participants of Channel 5 show Bad Habits, Holy Orders, filmed at the Sacred Heart Convent in Swaffham, Pictured are (from left) Gabby Ryan, Sarah Chelsea, sister Michaela Switaj and Tyler Lawrence. Picture: Archant

A Norfolk convent and small part of a school which starred in a television series called Bad Habits has gone up for sale.

Channel 5 show Bad Habits was filmed at the Sacred Heart Convent in Swaffham. Pictured are sister Michaela Switaj and model Gabby Ryan. Pic: ArchantChannel 5 show Bad Habits was filmed at the Sacred Heart Convent in Swaffham. Pictured are sister Michaela Switaj and model Gabby Ryan. Pic: Archant

The Sacred Heart Convent and school, in Mangate Street, Swaffham gained stardom when it was filmed by Channel 5 for a series about a group of five party girls spending a month with the school’s sisters.

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The Sacred Heart convent and school. Pic: Brown & CoThe Sacred Heart convent and school. Pic: Brown & Co

The school was run by a religious group known as the Daughters of Divine Charity with around 160 pupils across a nursery, lower and senior schools. It has been educating children since 1914.

A new Voluntary Aided state school successfully opened on the site in September 2019 with around 80 pupils and expects to welcome even more students this September.

Agents Brown & Co said the part of the property for sale could be suitable for conversion to residential or commercial use.

It is for sale for a price on application.

If you are interested in enrolling your child at the primary and nursery school, click here

• An earlier version of this story said the school is closed and the whole site was being sold, which the EDP accepts are both incorrect.

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