Practical information

Admissions:

The Chiltern Learning Trust is responsible for the admission arrangements for the new school.

In its first year, the school will be located in the former Studio School buildings on York Street in Hightown, before relocating in September 2019 to its new buildings and permanent site which will then have been constructed on Gipsy Lane.

The Gipsy Lane site is located within the area of Luton that is currently within the catchment area for Stockwood Park Academy, and immediately adjacent to the catchment of Ashcroft. In order to avoid disruption to the current catchments for those schools in that area, we have proposed the use of Denbigh High School’s catchment as one of the new school’s oversubscription criteria for 2018/19 only. Denbigh High School is one of the Trust’s existing schools and families living to the south of its catchment, nearest to the York Street site, were again among those unsuccessful for a place this year.

The proposed catchment area for the new school will only impact admissions if the school is oversubscribed in its first year, which we don’t expect it to be. Parents can, of course, apply for a place at the school irrespective of where they live.

The School Calendar

Click HERE to view our school calendar for the first academic year.

September 2018 admissions:

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To download the Chiltern Academy admissions arrangements.

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To download the list of roads in the Chiltern Academy catchment area. 

September 2019 admissions:

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To download the Chiltern Academy admissions arrangements. 

September 2020 admissions:

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To download the Chiltern Academy admissions arrangements. 

What will the catchment be for the first year and will this change when the school moves to the new site?

For admissions in September 2018, priority will be given to those living in the Denbigh High School catchment area as currently, not all catchment pupils are able to gain a place at Denbigh, however, this relates to around 40-50 applicants and Chiltern still has 210 places on offer.

For admissions in September 2019, we are looking at operating a straight line distance policy, which therefore means that those closest to the school will have priority for a place over those living further away. The admission arrangements for September 2019 have now been determined, CLICK HERE for more information.

FAQs from our open evenings

What are the school’s starting/finishing times?

  • 08:45 a.m. Registration
  • 09:05 a.m. Lesson 1
  • 10:05 a.m. Lesson 2
  • 11:05 a.m. Break
  • 11:20 a.m. Lesson 3
  • 12:20 p.m. Lunch
  • 01:20 p.m. Registration
  • 01:30 p.m. Lesson 4
  • 02:30 p.m. Lesson 5
  • 03:30 p.m. End of Lessons
  • 03:40 p.m. Tutorials, revision classes, and extracurricular activities
  • 04:40 p.m. End of Tutorials

 Will there be a breakfast/afterschool club?

There will be opportunities for the children to study at school before and after school as well as after-school clubs and enrichment activities. We will provide the opportunity to purchase breakfast at school before the school day begins.

What will the catchment be for the first year and will this change when the school moves to the new site?

  • For admissions in September 2018, priority will be given to those living in the Denbigh High School catchment area as currently, not all catchment pupils are able to gain a place at Denbigh, however, this relates to around 40-50 applicants and Chiltern still has 240 places on offer.
  • For admissions in September 2019, we are looking at operating a straight line distance policy, which therefore means that those closest to the school will have priority for a place over those living further away. The admission arrangements for September 2019 will be consulted on after the October half term.

What happens in the second year e.g. moving schools?

The new building is forecast to be complete from May 2019 when we expect handover to the Trust. We will start to prepare for the school’s second Year 7 intake from September 2019 and we expect to also move the school’s first Year 7 students from York Street into the new building from that date as the school’s Year 8.

Will my child excel the same as if they attend Denbigh High School?

Yes, we will model the curriculum and teaching on our best schools, Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys. Therefore the children will be exposed to the best teaching with a Trust team to continually quality assure the school.  The children will have similar extracurricular experiences too, as well as cross-Trust opportunities with children from all our schools. Our ethos will be aspirational. Therefore, children will excel at Chiltern Academy as they would in Denbigh or other outstanding schools.

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Connect with us

Chiltern Academy, The former Studio School, 1-9 York St. Luton LU2 0EZ

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