New school to open up in Richmond

New school to open up in RichmondParents in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames have been invited to give their views on a new secondary school that is opening up in the area.

While the views of parents are being sought, the final proposals for the school must be signed off by the Department of Education. If it goes ahead, the school will take in 150 pupils a year and will operate as a non-selective, co-educational, non-faith secondary school.

Earlier in the year, Richmond Council announced that Richmond upon Thames College, along with the Haymarket Media Group would explore the possibility of creating a new campus of education and enterprise on Egerton Road, located in the area.

This would contain new facilities for the college, as well a new built-for-purpose home for Clarendon School, in the borough.

In addition, the development would include  a new UK headquarters for Haymarket, plus a 'free school' which would open in 2017.

Local parents have been invited to register their support for the school and on November 12th, the council launched a new website which contained more information regarding the partnership and plans for the school. 


It also included a short survey for residents to register their interest.

Commenting on the developments, Lord True, leader of Richmond Council, said: "We all share a strong common commitment to quality, innovation and enterprise. Providing our young people with the skills and knowledge required to set them in good stead for the future.

"This new school would provide high quality education, with a curriculum designed in discussion with all the partners and other local schools – but will have the added benefit of guidance, advice and opportunities from one of the UK's largest privately owned media companies.

"I hope that local parents agree that this is an unique opportunity, one that should be considered for the future of their children."

Richmond is home to Richmond University, which is also known as Richmond, the American International University in London.

 

Published 14th November, 2013

© 2013 Estates IT Limited

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