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The SDBE is delighted to announce that at the Council meeting on 17th June 2021 the Royal Borough of Kingston on Thames approved the new school. The Department for Education approved the school in February 2020. As a Voluntary Aided school the final decision making rested with the Council. This approval is subject to planning permission being obtained and the proposer being granted a lease of the proposed site. Thank you to everyone who supported and commented on this proposal to date. Your comments and observations have been of great interest to both the SDBE and Council. The SDBE will keep you informed of progress towards the opening of this new school.

Kingston Church of England Secondary School was successfully approved in to pre-opening in spring 2020. The support of our local community was essential – and we thank local parents, carers and community members for that sustained support.

The school will add to the quality of educational provision in the borough and offer further parental choice.

The secondary school will be an inclusive, non-selective 11-16 CoE secondary school with 900 places. The school also intends to host a Specialist Resource Provision for 20 pupils who have social communication needs and autism.

The reason why the proposed school will be 11-16 years only is that the Department for Education will no longer approve new post-16 mainstream places due to the national accessibility to such provision.

The school will provide 180 places per year for children aged 11 to 16 and is expected to open for its first Year 7 cohort in 2024.

Kingston Church of England Secondary School will be free to attend and will be highly inclusive, have a distinctive Christian character and will offer its students the opportunity to grow and develop within a broad and balanced curriculum framework under-pinned by Christian values.

If you are a parent of a child for whom you would consider Kingston Church of England Secondary School please register your interest here.

Kingston Church of England Secondary School Team