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Glebelands given £1 million

PUBLISHED: 16:35 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 07:19 01 August 2010

A SUM of £1 million has been allocated to Glebelands Primary School at Toft Monks to provide a major extension there.

It is a sizeable slice of almost £2m being spent to give three Norfolk schools better facilities as the county council prepares to make history in September.

A£1m cash injection has been allocated to Glebelands Primary School at Toft Monks to provide a major extension.

It is a sizeable slice of almost £2m being spent to give three Norfolk schools better facilities as part of the county's move to a complete two-tier education system.

The money will provide three extra classrooms and other facilities.

Rosalie Monbiot, Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for children's services, said: "This is a really exciting stage of our school reorganisation project as we move towards the completion of creating a two-tier education system across the county.

"Schools will be structured in line with key stages, which should lead to greater stability in the schooling of thousands of Norfolk's children."

Rollesby Primary and Hickling Infant schools have got the builders in as part of a countywide £200m project to ensure all children begin high school at age 11.

The lengthy plan will be completed in September when, for the first time, all Norfolk's schoolchildren will make the transfer at age 11. Rollesby and Hickling both changed status from first schools in September 2007.

At Rollesby, £350,000 is being spent to build a new classroom, playground and car park and to remodel the existing building to cater for extra pupils.

Norfolk County Council chairman Michael Carttiss was at the

school on Monday for a turf-

cutting ceremony to launch the work.

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