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A brand new Norfolk primary school has begun the search for its first ever headteacher.

Silfield Primary Academy, near Wymondham, is due to open in September 2025 and will have an expected capacity of 420 pupils once full.

Alongside recruiting a new headteacher, which is now being advertised, the building tender for the school has also gone out with work expected to start on site in late July.

It will be run by Unity Schools Partnership which currently has 35 primary, secondary and special schools and will increase this to include seven schools across Norfolk by the end of the year.

Tim Coulson, chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be opening a new primary school for the growing community of Silfield and we can’t wait to recruit a headteacher who shares this excitement.

“As with all our family of schools, we will provide a highly ambitious curriculum and use the experience and knowledge of opening five previous new schools to ensure Silfield Primary School is a school of choice.

“We look forward to working with other local schools and Norfolk County Council to ensure the area is a beacon for education.”

The new school will benefit from the highly respected and evidence-led CUSP Curriculum, designed by Unity and used by more than 450 schools across the country.

Unity Schools Partnership currently runs three Norfolk-based schools – Robert Kett Primary in Wymondham and Colman Infant and Colman Junior schools in Eaton – and is due to lead a new special school being built in Great Yarmouth.

Later this year, it will also add Heartsease Primary Academy, Lingwood Primary Academy, Valley Primary Academy and Henderson Green Primary Academy after the HEART Education Trust was granted permission to join the Unity Schools Partnership.

It is envisaged that the new headteacher would start in January with parent and community consultations also planned.