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£1m for Dereham schools

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 07 July 2010

Norfolk County Council is planned to spend £1m on new facilities at two Dereham schools - Neatherd High and

Toftwood Infants.

A special resource base at Neatherd High for autistic children is expected to cost about £640,000.

Norfolk County Council is planned to spend £1m on new facilities at two Dereham schools - Neatherd High and

Toftwood Infants.

A special resource base at Neatherd High for autistic children is expected to cost about £640,000.

The single-storey extension, which would be attached to the school's Peggy Duigan Block, would include a wet classroom to be used for cooking classes, breakfast clubs and art classes, as well as a larger classroom for other activities such as IT.

There would also be a sensory garden for outdoor work, a staff office, an office for meetings and toilet facilities.

The new Sure Start children's centre at Toftwood Infants, which is estimated to cost about £414,000, would be built to the west of the school.

It would provide a hub from which outreach services for families could be delivered, such as individual meetings with visiting specialists and small group sessions for parents and children.

The centre, which would create two new full-time jobs and two part-time posts, would include a multi-purpose room, a consultation room, an office and toilets.


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