The list of Norfolk’s smallest schools

Changes to village schools can be traumatic for families: Eccles, Hargham and Wilby Primary school i

Changes to village schools can be traumatic for families: Eccles, Hargham and Wilby Primary school is threatened with closure. Pictured in front is Sonia Humphries and her son Elliot, with others campaigning to save it. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Norfolk County Council has long raised concerns about small rural schools, on the grounds of both costs and pupil achievement.

The King George VI Primary School in Great Bircham. Picture: Matthew Usher,

The King George VI Primary School in Great Bircham. Picture: Matthew Usher, - Credit: Matthew Usher

According to a council analysis, last year 61.8pc of pupils at schools with less than 50 children gained the expected level in maths, reading and writing by the time they left, compared to a Norfolk average of 71pc.

Hickling Infant School

Hickling Infant School - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2009

Brockdish Primary School

Brockdish Primary School - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2005

• Small, stand-alone schools set to go as plan to transform rural education moves forward

As of September 2013, Norfolk had 36 schools with fewer than 50 pupils on their roll:


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• King George VI Primary School, 14 pupils

• William Marshall VC Primary School, 19 pupils

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• Hickling CE VC Infant School, 22 pupils

• Mileham Primary School, 24 pupils

• Brockdish CE VC Primary School, 25 pupils

• Eccles, Hargham & Wilby CE VA Primary School, 27 pupils

• Erpingham VC Primary School, 28 pupils

• Tivetshall Primary School, 30, pupils

• Hapton CE VC Primary School, 30 pupils

• Sedgeford Primary School, 31 pupils

• East Ruston Area Community Infant School, 32 pupils

• Northrepps Primary School, 34 pupils

• Shelton With Hardwick Community School, 34 pupils

• Weasenham VC Primary School, 35 pupils

• Colkirk CE VA Primary School, 35 pupils

• Marsham Primary School, 36 pupils

• Ten Mile Bank Community Primary School, 36 pupils

• Great Massingham CE Primary School, 36 pupils

• Brancaster CE VA Primary School, 36 pupils

• Wormegay CE VA Primary School, 37 pupils

• Fleggburgh CE VC Primary School, 37 pupils

• Neatishead VC Primary School, 37 pupils

• Woodton Primary School, 39 pupils

• Walsingham CE VA Primary School, 42 pupils

• St. Andrew's CE VA Primary School, 42 pupils

• Saxlingham Nethergate CE VC Primary School, 43 pupils

• Walpole Highway Community Primary School, 44 pupils

• Catfield CE VC Primary School, 44 pupils

• Hindringham CE VC Primary School, 45 pupils

• Terrington St. John Primary School, 46 pupils

• Hockering CE VC Primary School, 46 pupils

• Blakeney CE VA Primary School, 46 pupils

• Gillingham St Michael's CE Primary School, 47 pupils

• Aslacton Primary School, 49 pupils

• Kelling CE Primary School, 49 pupils

• Tilney All Saints CE VC Primary School, 49 pupils

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