The Former Church of England School & School House

£180,000 OIRO
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Property Summary

THE VILLAGE OF WORMEGAY is located on the A.134 about 7 miles south King’s Lynn and 8 miles north of Downham Market, both of which have a wide variety of amenities including rail services to Ely, Cambridge and King’s Cross, London.

THE DETACHED FORMER SCHOOL AND SCHOOL HOUSE are located about ¼ of a mile west of the main settlement and are believed to date from 1839. The original School building is of part brick/part carrstone construction with a slate roof and there is a later brick and felt flat-roofed rear extension. The School House, which is of brick construction with a pantiled, roof ceased to be used for residential purposes in 2000 when its accommodation was merged into the School’s.

The property occupies a corner site with an area of 0.260 of an acre (0.105 hectares), or thereabouts, as shown within the boundaries edged red on sale plan. The property is not Listed, nor is it located within a Conservation Area, but it is a Non-Designated Heritage Asset.

PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE has been granted by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, under Reference 22/01634/PIP dated the 17th August 2022, for a change of use of the property to not more than two dwellings . Further details are available to download from the Council’s Planning Portal under the documents section for the consent Reference.

THE ACCOMMODATION is briefly as follows (N.B. All dimensions are approximate):-

Entrance Porch
Entrance Hall: 12’ 7” x 6’ 8” (3.84m x 2.03m). Stairs off to first floor. Door off to:-
Office: 15’ 5 (4.70m), narrowing to 13’ (3.96m), x 12’ 5” (3.79m).
Inner Hall/Lobby (off Entrance Hall): 12’ 5” (3.79m) min. x 9’ 1” (2.77m). Doors off to Changing Room and to:-
Kitchen: 11’ 9” x 8’ 8” (3.58m x 2.64m) Restricted headroom. Store (off): 7’ 4” x 4’ (2.24m x 1.22m). Door from Kitchen to:-
L-shaped Side Entrance Lobby: 12’ 3” x 4’ 6” (3.73m x 1.37m) plus 7’ 7” x 3’ (2.31m x 0.91m). External door to playground and door to:-
Staff Cloakroom: 5’ 11” x 5’ 3” (1.80m x1.60m), plus 2’ 4” x 2’ 1” (0.71m x 0.64m) at side of chimney breast.
Changing Room (off Inner Hall/Lobby): 14’ 6” x 12’ 10” (4.42m x 3.91m) narrowing to 11’ (3.35m). External door to rear curtilage. Doors to Classroom 1 and to:-
Accessible Cloakroom/Shower Room: 11’ 1” x 6’ 7” (3.38m x 2.01m).
Classroom 1: 42’ 7” x 21’ 3” (12.98m x 6.48m). Doors off to Classroom 2, Cloakroom Lobby, Entrance Lobby and to:
Kitchen: 11’ 1” x 8’ 11” (3.38m x 2.72m). Glazed door to rear curtilage. Door to Classroom 1.
Cloakroom Lobby: 12’ 1” x 2’ 10” (3.68m x 0.86m), excluding Storage Cupboard: 5’ 4” x 2’ 10” (1.63m x 0.86m). Doors to Boys’ and Girls’ Cloakrooms and access to Rear Entrance Lobby.
Boys’ Cloakroom: 7’ 10” x 7’ 9” (2.39m x 2.36m).
Girls’ Cloakroom: 7’ 11” x 7’ 10” (2.41m x 2.39m).
Rear Entrance Lobby: 7’ 3” x 7’ 1” (2.21m x 2.16m). External door to rear curtilage. Door to:-
Classroom 2: 21’ 1” x 22’ 1” (6.43m x 6.73m) plus 16’ 1” x 11’ 2” (4.90m x 3.40m). Glazed double doors to side curtilage.
Front Entrance Lobby (off Classroom 1): 12’ x 8’ 1” (3.66m x 2.46m). Glazed panelled side entrance door.


L-shaped Room 1: 12’ 2” x 11’ 9” (3.71m x 3.58m) max., including recess at side of chimney breast, + 9’ x 7’ 1” (2.74m x 2.16m) + 3’ 7” x 3’ 4” (1.09m x 1.02m).
Room 2: 13’ 7” (4.14m) max. x 9’ 11” (3.02m). Restricted headroom.


The site extends to an area of 0.260 of an acre (0.105 hectares), or thereabouts, as shown within the boundaries edged red on the sale plan, which is mainly tarmacadam surfaced with soft landscaped areas on the south side of the buildings.
[PLEASE NOTE: The former playing field, edged green on the plan, is not included in the sale as it is in separate ownership. Prospective purchasers interested in acquiring this additional area should contact the owner’s Agent, Alexander Ison, MRICS of Cruso and Wilkin, The Estate Office, Church Farm, Station Road, Hillington, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6DH. Telephone 01553 691 691.
The Vendor of the Former School and School House is unwilling to consider any offers for the purchase of the property edged red on the sale plan if such offers are conditional upon the purchase of the land edged green.]


It is understood that mains supplies of water and electricity are either connected, or are available for connection to the property. Foul drainage is to a private disposal system. There is no mains gas supply in the village. Central heating was served from an LPG tank located in the area edged green on the sale plan and will need to be relocated at the purchaser’s own expense by arrangement with the adjoining owner if it is intended to re-use it.

The Council Tax Band(s) will be assessed when the future use of the property has been established.

Viewing is only by prior arrangement with the Agents. Please allow 48 hours for the necessary arrangements to be made.
The property is located at the junction of the A.134 Stoke Road with Castle Road.

The sale of the vacant possession freehold of the property edged red on the sale plan will be subject, inter alia, to the following conditions:-
1. Contract.
2. The approval of the purchase price by The Ely Diocesan Board of Education.

1. None of the appliances or services has been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves that they are in working order.
2. The floor and sale plans included in these particulars are intended as an approximate guide only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.
3. The Vendor reserves the right to remove the following items from the property prior to completion of sale:-
[a] The School sign-board on the Stoke Road frontage;
[b] The “Story Chair” in the front curtilage;
[c] The School bell at the western end of the building.

The Agents for themselves and for the owner of this property hereby give notice that: (1) These particulars do not in any way constitute an offer or a contract; (2) Any intending purchasers/tenants must not rely on the statements made in these particulars as representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness as they are made without acceptance of any responsibility on the part of the Agents or the owner; (3) No representation whatever in relation to this property is made or given by the Agents or the owner, nor has any person in their employment any authority to make or give any such representation or warranty.