New Voluntary Aided C of E Secondary School in Kingston

The SDBE is delighted to announce that at the Council meeting on 17th June 2021 the Royal Borough of Kingston on Thames approved the new school. The Department for Education approved the school in February 2020. As a Voluntary Aided school the final decision making rested with the Council. This approval is subject to planning permission being obtained and the proposer being granted a lease of the proposed site. Thank you to everyone who supported and commented on this proposal to date. Your comments and observations have been of great interest to both the SDBE and Council. 

The school will add to the quality of educational provision in the borough and offer further parental choice.

The secondary school will be an inclusive, non-selective 11-16 CoE secondary school. The school also intends to host a Specialist Resource Provision for pupils who have social communication needs and autism.

The reason why the proposed school will be 11-16 years only is that the Department for Education will no longer approve new post-16 mainstream places due to the national accessibility to such provision.

The school is expected to open for its first Year 7 cohort in September 2025. 

Kingston Church of England Secondary School will be free to attend and will be highly inclusive, have a distinctive Christian character and will offer its students the opportunity to grow and develop within a broad and balanced curriculum framework under-pinned by Christian values.

If you are a parent of a child for whom you would consider Kingston Church of England Secondary School please register your interest here.


The SDBE will keep you informed of progress towards the opening of this new school.