Norwich’s first Free School outlines its Green agenda

Lauren Duff models the new uniform for pupils of the Free School Norwich.
Photo by Simon Finlay

Lauren Duff models the new uniform for pupils of the Free School Norwich. Photo by Simon Finlay

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Norwich’s first Free School has outlined its green agenda ahead of the start of the autumn term and has also revealed its new uniform.

The school, which is based at the former Aviva office, Kings House, next to the bus station in Surrey Street, will have 96 pupils aged from four to 11 when it opens next month.

Tania Sidney-Roberts, the school’s principal, said parents were being urged to either use the bus, park and ride, cycle or walk with children to and from school.

She said: “Care for the environment is a major part of the ethos of the Free School and it features strongly in the curriculum. We will teach and promote the best use of the world’s natural resources.

“We have built up an excellent relationship with Norfolk County Council’s transport and travel team at the city centre bus station.” There will be 42 bicycle spaces at the new school and if parents use a car, they can use the bus station’s ‘Meet and Greet’ lay-by in Queens Road to drop off or collect children, where school staff will be on duty every morning from 8.15am to 8.45am.

Peter Cudby, infrastructure officer for travel and transport at Norfolk County Council, said: “Our team has been happy to work with the school and its aspiration to promote public transport where possible.

“As neighbours we both have the common goals of supporting public transport, improving safety and championing the green agenda.”

Meanwhile, the school’s new uniform has been revealed. It features a logo with an acorn.

As reported, the school, which is four times over-subscribed for the start of the new term, with waiting lists for all age groups, will eventually cater for 168 pupils.

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