Dickleburgh Pre-School Merges with Dickleburgh CE Primary Academy

May 19, 2021

A five-fold increase in pupil numbers sees Dickleburgh Pre-School merge with Dickleburgh Primary School.

Following a five-fold increase in pupil numbers, Dickleburgh Pre-School has joined forces with Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy, joining St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust.

Founded by a committee of parents and school leaders in 2010, the Pre-School began with 12 children and 2 staff. Today it boasts 53 children and 7 staff.

The south Norfolk village looks set to see its population increase significantly in coming years after 17 potential housing development sites were identified in the Greater Norwich Local Plan.

Headteacher Moira Croskell said the merger made sense as both schools work closely together, “It makes the transition for pupils easy and effective and the lovely thing is, we already know the parents, the children and their past education while attending the Pre-School.” she said.

The Pre-School has just added a third extension to its teaching cabin, making more room for the incoming pupils for 2021.

Photos show St Benet’s MAT CEO, Richard Cranmer, with Headteacher, Moira Croskell, and staff and pupils of the Pre-School.