New free school approved at former Norwich fire station
A new free school for sixth-formers in the heart of Norwich was given the go-ahead by Norwich City councillors today.
The Sir Isaac Newton Free School sixth form, which will specialise in science and maths A-levels, is due to open in September at the former Bethel Street fire station in Norwich.
Having first been approved by the department for education last year, the school had its funding agreement signed off by ministers earlier in the year, which allowed it to recruit staff.
But the school also needed to secure permission from Norwich City Council to change the use of the former fire station and to make some alterations to the Grade II listed building.
Members of the city council's planning committee approved the plans at City Hall.
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