The building of a pre-school at St Mary's RCP School, Lowestoft

Our consultation on a proposal to build a pre-school on the St Mary's RCP School site in Lowestoft closed on Friday 4 August 2017.

This survey is now closed. 

Suffolk County Council together with St Mary's RCP School are consulting on a proposal to build a pre-school on the St Mary's RCP School site in Lowestoft in order to meet the increasing demand for pre-school places in the area.

Notice is hereby given that Suffolk County Council intend to apply to the Secretary of State for Education to dispose of approximately 680m2 of playing fields at St Mary's RCP School in Lowestoft under Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Subject to Secretary of State approval it is proposed that a pre-school is built on this land. The pre-school will have its own building and access, play area and car park, and will be run independently to the school. 

The reduction in the size of the playing fields will not affect the day-to-day operation of St Mary's RCP School nor the accommodation of after-school clubs and teams who currently use the grounds. However, the school is investigating options to use other playing fields / games courts in the local area in addition to their own playing fields.

You are able to view plans of the proposed developments below:

Have your say

We welcome your feedback on the proposals. You can complete a comment form online or write to use at:

Schools Infrastructure Team
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House
Russell Road

You can also email us at

Completed comment forms must be received by Friday 4 August 2017.