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“In 2018 Luton will need 180 extra secondary school places.”

The Chiltern Academy will be run by the Trust that already runs Luton’s two highest performing secondary schools.

One step closer to opening the new school

27 November 2015

We have been invited to a final interview at the Department for Education on Wednesday 9th December.

The interview will determine whether we will be given the green light to open the new school.
This invitation to interview represents many months of hard work, including a 100-page application form, which contains detailed education plans as well as budgets. We have also had to provide evidence as to why the school is needed by this community and demonstrate that it has local support.  More than 600 parents have already signed-up to say that this school would be their first choice, and if successful we hope to open the new school in September 2018.
Adrian Rogers, Chief Executive of the Chiltern Learning Trust, said:
“We are very pleased to have been invited to the interview which marks the next phase in the development of the new school. We would like to thank all of the community members and parents who have supported us in our application. These are exciting times and we are looking forward to providing Luton with another high performing secondary school.”
The Chiltern Learning Trust has been supported through the application process by national charity the New Schools Network.
Nick Timothy, Director of New Schools Network, said:
“We need to open hundreds of new schools, and we need existing, successful schools to open new schools and take over others.  This is the only way we are going to be able to address the twin challenge of meeting rising demand for school places and improving educational standards across the country. The DfE invitation to interview for the Chiltern Learning Trust is a testament to their hard work and a step towards addressing the school places shortage faced.”