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Work to begin on Eden Park High School, Beckenham, in March

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 February 2018

An artist's impression of Eden Park High School. Picture: E21C

An artist's impression of Eden Park High School. Picture: E21C

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Work is to finally get started on the new Eden Park High School in Beckenham.

An artist's impression of the Eden Park High School courtyard. Picture: E21CAn artist's impression of the Eden Park High School courtyard. Picture: E21C

Builders will be on site next month to create the new facilities which will eventually see 1,600 students.

Education for the 21st Century, a multi academy trust, announced it has received permission from Bromley Council to begin construction of the school in Balmoral Avenue.

Bromley Council’s plans sub-committee made the decision to green light the project at its Civic Centre on February 22.

Construction is now expected to begin within weeks after the paperwork is completed.

E21C said this will mean the school, which opened in temporary accommodation at the Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane last year, will move on its permanent site in time for autumn term, September 2019.

The new headteacher Emily Codling said she is delighted with this major step forward.

She said: “It’s a fantastic outcome, which means we can now start the incredible transformation of our school site on Balmoral Avenue.

“The team at Eden Park High School can’t wait to see the innovative plans come to life as the building goes up. It really is going to provide the best learning environment for our students who are equally as excited to be on our permanent site.”

The company said the new school is vital in alleviating a chronic shortage of secondary school provision in the borough, they said.

It will also be open for extended hours in order to keep students busy with extra-curricular activities.

E21C said approval for construction to begin was agreed unanimously by council members.

The members were asked to consider detailed applications including proposals for landscaping, wild life habitats and optimising energy consumption as well as minimising disruption for local residents during building works.

There will be regular reports on the progress of the build over the coming months via the Eden Park High School and E21C websites and social media.

The company was set up in 2011, and it claims at the heart of its philosophy is the importance of the ‘whole child’ rather than just their academic achievement.

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