Sutton School Expansion Programme

New Secondary School by 2018 (Sutton Hospital Site)


Sutton is planning for a new secondary school on the former Sutton Hospital Site by 2018 as part of the London Cancer Hub proposals.

The proposal for the new secondary school planned for the former Sutton Hospital site was given planning approval at  Planning committee on 29th June and Planning  consent was issued on 31st August.

The main school building will be complete and a handover of the site will take place in the summer of 2019, in preparation for the the September 2019 intake.

The new school will open in September 2018, the first academic year will be in temporary accommodation. Cumbrian house is an existing building on the hospital site that  will be converted and refurbished to provide accommodation and facilities required for the first intake of year 7 students.

The planning application for Cumbrian house will be considered at Planning committee on 11 October or 15 November and, subject to planning permission being granted, work on site is expected to be carried out between January and May 2018.

Harris Federation

Harris Federation were appointed by the Department for Education as the new school’s Free School provider. The Harris Federation currently run 44 primary and secondary academies in and around London and every one of their academies which has been assessed by Ofsted has received and Ofsted Judgment of either a 'good' or 'outstanding', with over 67% of all students achieved a grade 4-9 in both English and Mathematics combined, with 246 English and mathematics grades at the new ‘super grade’ of 9 in this years GCSE’s

The new school will be a fully comprehensive school, non selective on admission providing 11-19 secondary school education with a sixth form. The school will be 6 forms of entry admitting 195 pupils a year - 1275 in total (including 6th form).

The Harris Federation have published the new school’s brochure and further information on the federation can be found on the Harris Federation website.

The Borough's vision for the school will be, to provide outstanding education in an innovative and inclusive learning environment. The school will have a science specialism - particularly Health and Life Sciences with the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital as main employer partners. The school will offer an outstanding education to its pupils delivered through a wide ranging curriculum.

Applying for a school place

The new school will be available to families to apply for a place in September 2018. Online applications for secondary school places are open from 1 September 2017 until 31 October 2017. National Offer Day will be 1 March 2018.Further information on applying for a school place.

For background information on how these exciting plans have developed see links below:

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