Norwich’s first Free School outlines its Green agenda

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.

You may also want to watch:

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.'

Most Read

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.

Have you got a local story for the Evening News? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter