October 13, 2022

Oulton Broad SEND provision to be boosted with school extension

Artist impression of Oulton Broad Primary School, which is being delivered by SEH French and Concertus Design and Property Consultants

A project to increase provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Oulton Broad is underway.

The standalone teaching accommodation at Oulton Broad Primary School, is being delivered by SEH French and Concertus Design and Property Consultants, and work began in September.

Once complete, it will create a 12 Reception-Key Stage 1 specialist places at the school.

The one-storey extension will provide a state-of-the-art environment for pupils to learn and grow at the school.

It will include a group room, activity space, breakout space, accessible toilets, a plant room and more, as well an additional 18 car parking spaces, landscaping, and upgrades to the school’s electrical supply.

Simon Girling, Director of SEH French, said: “We are incredibly proud to be working on another important project to increase SEND provision in Suffolk. Oulton Broad Primary School provides local children with a great space to learn, and this extension will compliment that. We’d like to thank Suffolk County Council and Concertus for the opportunity to be a part of this project.”

Charles Coulson, Associate Director from Concertus Design and Property Consultants said: “We are pleased to be working with SEH French to deliver this key SEND project for Oulton Broad Primary School and Suffolk County Council. The extension of this high-quality learning environment will see 12 additional spaces created, which is great for the local area. We look forward to being able to share updates of the work as it progresses on site.”

Rachel Hood, Cabinet member for Education, SEND and Skills at Suffolk County Council, said, “The specialist places at Oulton Broad Primary are part of the County Council’s £45 million SEND Transformation Programme. We are really pleased to be working with an outstanding primary school to deliver much needed specialist places in the Lowestoft area. These places will make a huge difference to the lives of the children who attend and to their families.”

The extension is due to be complete in Spring 2023.