Education Secretary Michael Gove visits Ormiston Academy in Costessey

Education secretary Michael Gove was in Norfolk today to mark the start of work on a school's expansion plan.

The day after the controversy which surrounded the leaking of Mr Gove's proposals to replace GCSEs with O-levels, the cabinet minister visited the Ormiston Victory Academy at Costessey.

He was greeted by the school's headboy Luke Sycamore, 16, and other pupils, including 11-year-old twins Lucie and Mollie Smith.

Mr Gove later turned the first sod on the school's �14m revamp, which will see the construction of a three-storey building complete with a theatre, beauty salon, art and science terraces, laboratories and dance studios.

The goal is for the students to move into the new building in January 2014.


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