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Consultation for the proposed enlargement of pupil roll, relocation and expansion of premises at Thurston Church of England Primary Academy



Thedwastre Education Trust is consulting on the proposal to relocate and enlarge the premises of Thurston C of E Primary Academy from 210 places to 420 places. Proposals include a building project to accommodate the additional 210 pupils. The building work is planned to be completed by July 2021 ready for opening in September 2021.

The current Admission Number is 30 and the proposed Admission Number will be 60 with effect from September 2021.  


The proposed enlargement to the premises is driven by the need to accommodate additional pupils arising from new housing developments in the area.


The full proposal documents can be viewed and downloaded here.


If paper copies are required they can be requested from or at the school office.

Any person may object to, express support for, or make comments on the proposal by completing the survey by following this link:

or by writing to Philip Mackay, Chief Executive Officer, Thedwastre Education Trust, c/o Thurston Primary School, School Lane, Thurston, Suffolk, IP31 3RY within 6 weeks of the publication of this proposal (by midday on Friday 6 December 2019).  Please note the official consultation period is between Monday 28th October – Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive).




Philip Mackay                                      

Chief Executive

Thedwastre Education Trust

Contact Details

Key Documents

Thurston Church of England Primary Academy

School Lane


Bury St Edmunds 


IP31 3RY

Headteacher: Mrs. K. Lambert

Finance Officer/Office Manager: Mrs. J. Taliku

Telephone: 01359 230444


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