“As a school and a trust, we have worked really hard in the background to lobby for this investment to make sure our children continue to learn in the best possible environment long into the future, and I feel today’s announcement highlights the confidence at government level in the leadership of Smithdon and the West Norfolk Academies Trust.
A secondary school in Hunstanton has been chosen by the government for a rebuild.
Smithdon High School is among 50 from around the country to receive funding from the Department for Education’s school rebuilding programme.
John Hirst, Headteacher at Smithdon, said: “I’m delighted with this significant investment in education in Hunstanton and West Norfolk. Once our school has been rebuilt, it will make a huge difference to our students, where their talents can be identified and nurtured in an outstanding twenty-first century school mirroring the great teaching and support that already takes place at Smithdon.
“I am extremely grateful for the teamwork that has taken place in the Trust to get to this stage, and we’re looking forward to meeting with the Department for Education next week to further discuss this project and the next steps.”