Duke of Lancaster SEN School

The Duke of Lancaster SEN School in Fakenham is part of Norfolk County Council’s £120 million programme to transform special education in Norfolk and provide 500 more places in special schools and mainstream education.

The school will be run and managed by The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Academies Trust (SENDAT) and will provide a modern specialist learning environment for up to 100 children and young people, aged between 5 and 16, with autism and complex communication and interaction needs.

Comprised of 3 buildings and extensive grounds, the school is equipped with the very latest technology and facilities for SEN pupils including 6 primary classrooms, 10 secondary classrooms, 3 sensory rooms, an activity studio, a sports hall, therapy rooms, offices, kitchens, a multi-use games area, a football pitch and 2 hard play areas.

R G Carter worked closely with SENDAT throughout the build to ensure the project was aligned with their needs. SENDAT were invited onsite on a regular basis and attended monthly progress meetings and updates.

Progress events with the client such as steel signing, topping out and tree planting initiated by R G Carter provided opportunities for PR. R G Carter also produced an interactive tour of the building and the grounds to go on the SENDAT website for prospective pupils and their parents to familiarise themselves with the school prior to starting.

Duke of Lancaster SEN School, Fakenham, 2022 from R G Carter on Vimeo.

Client:
SENDAT / Norfolk County Council
Location:
Fakenham, Norfolk
Completion:
2022
Architect:
NPS
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