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New secondary school to open in Beckenham next September

PUBLISHED: 17:34 11 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:00 12 August 2015

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Beckenham Academy will take 11 to 18-year-olds

A new secondary school is to open in Beckenham next September.

The new free school, called the Beckenham Academy, will take 11 to 18-year-olds and will be run by the Education for the 21st Century trust.

It has no permanent premises yet so will open in temporary accommodation at the Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane, which is also run by the trust. The two schools will share science labs, playing fields and IT suites until the academy finds a home of its own.

The school will have 180 places, and parents can apply for a place for their child now. There will be an open evening for the academy at the Ravensbourne School on Tuesday, October 6, when the principal delegate will give a talk. There will then be an open week from Monday, October 19 to Thursday, October 22.

Headteacher Emily Codling said: “The trust’s philosophy is developing the whole child.

“It’s important to not only think about their results, but also their future.”


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