City of Norwich School

Work on new Sixth Form block commences

Following the approval of the planning permission last month for the new, purpose-built sixth form block, work commenced this week with the demolition of the old mobiles.  This exciting project will enable the school to move forward with its plans to modernise and improve its facilities and create additional high quality learning space for its students to study in.    

The new, single-story, state of the art building will replace two existing mobile science blocks on the school site, with new science facilities already having been incorporated in the main school building.  Although predominately intended for sixth form students, the three new classrooms, ICT room, library, study and café area will provide improved facilities for the whole CNS community.

As well as the new building, the approved plans also include enhancement of its existing performing arts building The Arc, by incorporating a new dance studio and drama room.

The plan is for the build to be completed in January 2021.   

Jo Philpott, Headteacher said “We were thrilled when planning was approved for the new Sixth Form facilities at CNS. Our large and vibrant Sixth Form and school community will benefit from the modern learning spaces. Governors and Ormiston Academy Trust have been instrumental in supporting this welcome addition to our school.