The planning application for the new Chiltern Academy has been approved. This means that the new school will be available as an option for current Year 5 parents when they choose their preferred schools during the admissions process next year.
The new Chiltern Academy will be a mixed-sex, 11-16 secondary Free School for 1200 students when at capacity and will follow the National Curriculum with specialist areas of Sport, Engineering and Business. The new academy will help to meet the projected shortage of secondary school places within the town.
We are still on track for a September 2018 opening and it is likely that the school will open on a temporary site before moving to the official site at the ‘Brache’ which is opposite the Gipsy Lane retail park.