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Drone footage highlights how close Norfolk special school is to cliff edge

PUBLISHED: 13:22 17 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:22 17 June 2019

Sidestrand Hall school is just above the cliffs in this picture showing debris left in the aftermath of a cliff collapse. The school has plans to build a new vocational studies workshop for its students. Pic: Chris Taylor (aerovisuals.co.uk)

Sidestrand Hall school is just above the cliffs in this picture showing debris left in the aftermath of a cliff collapse. The school has plans to build a new vocational studies workshop for its students. Pic: Chris Taylor (aerovisuals.co.uk)

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A north Norfolk school that is located close to the site of recent cliff falls has taken action to ensure its pupils remain safe.

Sidestrand Hall special school. Picture: Google MapsSidestrand Hall special school. Picture: Google Maps

Drone footage has highlighted how close Sidestrand Hall special school is to the cliff edge.

Several tonnes of earth fell onto the beach in separate cliff falls last week.

Headteacher Sarah Young said; "Following the recent cliff fall we have sought expert advice to ensure that our school remains safe.

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"A review by a coastal engineer has identified that there are no buildings or people at risk currently.

"A further survey will take place to see if we need to move our boundary fence and until then all pupils will use our main playing field which is close to the school buildings.

"Parents have not raised any concerns to the school but they can be assured that pupils' safety remains our number one priority."

North Norfolk District Council has put up signs to warn people of the danger.

Pete Revell, from the Coastguard's Bacton team, has warned that, following several days of heavy rain, there could be more cliff falls in the area.


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