New school announced for Lewisham
The Department for Education today announced that a new Church of England Secondary School has been approved to open in Lewisham. The new secondary school, which is being set up by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education is due to open in 2019 or 2020.
This inclusive, 8 Form Entry, co- educational Church of England school will have a distinctive Christian character and be highly effective. The school will have specialist provision for pupils with Autism.
The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education is delighted that the school has been approved and wishes to thank local parishes, parents and the community for their support. The SDBE looks forward to realising the Vision and Mission for this new school, working alongside Lewisham Council and the local community, to provide young people the opportunity to grow and develop within a broad curriculum underpinned by Christian Values.
Toby Young, Director of New Schools Network, said:
“The application process to set up a free school is extremely rigorous so it is a testament to the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education’s hard work that they have been approved to open. This is the largest ever cohort of free schools to be approved, a sign of this Government’s commitment to extending the benefits of the free schools policy to all parts of the country.
“This is a big day for free schools. With 800 either opened or approved to open, providing 400,000 places when full, free schools are now a permanent part of England’s educational landscape.”
Interested parents can find out more on our website www.lewishamcofesecondaryschool.org.uk