First look at what Great Yarmouth’s new £20m school Trafalgar College could look like

The opening day for Trafalgar College, the first new high school for 50 years in Great Yarmouth.Sept

The opening day for Trafalgar College, the first new high school for 50 years in Great Yarmouth.September 2016.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

The first images of what a new £20m school building and sports hall in Great Yarmouth could look like have been released.

Artist's impression of the new teaching buildings and sports facilities at Trafalgar College, Thames

Artist's impression of the new teaching buildings and sports facilities at Trafalgar College, Thamesfield Way, Great Yarmouth.December 2016. - Credit: Archant

Trafalgar College opened in September, based in converted office buildings on Thamesfield Way in Southtown, the former home of offshore company Perenco.

Now the school has released artists' impressions of how it plans to make use of the full seven-acre site.

The total new-build sees the old buildings swept away to make room for 'state-of-the-art laboratories and top flight sports facilities including a football pitch and multi-use games area, as well as green space for wildlife and outdoor learning.'

Principal Ian Burchett said the school was working with architects from the Department for Education to finalise the plans, and intended to apply for planning permission in spring 2017 with building work to follow in the summer.

Artist's impression of the new teaching buildings and sports facilities at Trafalgar College, Thames

Artist's impression of the new teaching buildings and sports facilities at Trafalgar College, Thamesfield Way, Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Archant


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He said: 'Our vision for Trafalgar College will make full use of our large seven-acre campus to provide everything our students and local community need for the 21st century.'

'All the way through setting up Trafalgar College we've been keen to hear from local families about what they want from their local school and our new building is no different. We're taking the time to talk to our students and families to make sure it delivers what they need.

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'We're building a high school that the whole of Great Yarmouth can be proud of.'

The college opened in September with some 90 Year 7 students, and will grow

as students move through the school to become an 11-18 facility.

'It has been a fantastic first term for us, with a great group of students who have worked so hard in the classroom as well as outside - from taking part in sports competitions with local schools to singing carols at the Hippodrome,' Mr Burchett added.

'We have had a great response from families and from the feedback we've received it looks like Trafalgar will be even more popular this coming September than in our first year.'

Trafalgar College is part of the Inspiration Trust, which also runs three primary schools in the borough.

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