St Benedict's Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds to operate from single site next year
A Bury St Edmunds secondary school which has operated across two sites will be amalgamated onto a single site.
St Benedict's Catholic School has run lower and upper school centres in St Andrew's Street South and Beeton's Way respectively.
Today, the Diocese of East Anglia and the school's governors announced that from September next year, the school will no longer operate on two sites and will be amalgamated onto the upper school site in Beeton’s Way.
Helen Bates, assistant director of schools, said: "This fantastic opportunity has been made possible by both the Diocese of East Anglia and the local authority, Suffolk County Council, working together.
"The local authority are providing us with three modular buildings consisting of six classrooms.
"In addition, it is intended that a permanent building consisting of two specialist classrooms will be built by September 2020.
“This means that all year groups, including Years 7 and 8 will be taught on the one site, which will be much better for staff and students.
"St Benedict’s School can move forward now and into the future, safe in the knowledge that it will continue to provide the very best education for every current and future student."
The lower school site, which was the former St Louis Middle School, will be handed back to its owners, the Sisters of St Louis.