Statutory Proposal Notice Establishing a Voluntary-Aided Secondary School in Kingston upon ThamesNotice ID: SUT2060449
Statutory Proposal Notice Establishing a Voluntary-Aided Secondary School in Kingston upon Thames
Notice is given in accordance with the Department for Education document: 'Opening and Closing Maintained Schools' November 2019 that the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) intends to establish a new voluntary-aided secondary school for pupils aged 11-16 years. Kingston Church of England Secondary School will be state funded by the Department for Education and will be operated by Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It will be an inclusive, open to all faiths and no faith, non-selective Church of England secondary school for pupils aged 11-16 years with (when it reaches Full capacity in the 2028-2029 school year) 900 places providing high quality education. It will admit 180 places per year and will open for its first Year 7 cohort in September 2024. The school will grow incrementally year on year as future Year 7 cohorts join.
The secondary school's vision will be based around a broad and balanced education. It will have a distinctive Christian character, and will offer its pupils the opportunity to grow and develop within that broad and balanced curriculum framework under-pinned by Christian values.
It is also proposed that a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) should be established when the school opens, in September 2024 for up to 20 pupils across the school over time. This provision will be for pupils who have Social Communication Needs, including Autism, and Mild to Moderate Learning Difficulties. The complete Statutory Proposal can be viewed at:
This Statutory Notice encompasses a representation period of: Friday 23rd April 2021 - Friday 21st May 2021.
In accordance with the provisions of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, by Friday 21 st May 2021, any person or persons may send comments on, or objections to, the Statutory Proposal direct to the 'local decision maker', Kingston Council, by emailing Matthew Paul, Associate Director for School Place Planning for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, at:
The correspondence/feedback should be denoted: 'Response to Proposed Kingston CofE Secondary School'.
The local authority very much looks forward to receiving the feedback of the Kingston upon Thames community.