Fred Nicholson School

17th December 2020

How we take care of, and educate, some of our most vulnerable people is a measure of us as a society. EVERYONE has the right to a good education. 

Thats why, having helped the campaign to move Chapel Road School in Attleborough to its new state-of-the-art home at Chapel Green in nearby Old Buckenham (read more here) and called for greater SEN funding for rural schools, I am now working with Fred Nicholson School in Dereham to try and help them secure a long-term solution to their future. 

When I visited the school back in 2019, I was struck by the tremendous spirit of the teachers and pupils, and the love that the wider community has for the school. However, the buildings are falling into disrepair around them and short-term repairs are no longer sustainable. (Learn more here

Working with the Leader of Norfolk County Council, Andrew Proctor, and others, we aim to move the school to new premises (constructed on the same site or nearby) – ones that ensure Jane Hayman and her incredible team can provide the care and support they truly want, and which the children deserve.  

Today we took part in a Zoom catch up to hear of the progress that is being made on this project and I look forward to continuing my support of this incredibly worthwhile campaign as we move on into 2021.

George Freeman MP attends a virtual meeting