Application submitted for new Stevenage secondary school

PUBLISHED: 08:30 14 November 2018

A new secondary school will be built in Stevenage if plans are approved. Picture courtesy of Kinetic Marketing.

A new secondary school will be built in Stevenage if plans are approved. Picture courtesy of Kinetic Marketing.

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An application to open a new secondary school in Stevenage has now been submitted to the Department for Education.

If approved, the proposed Michaela Community School aims to open in 2023 with an intake of 180 Year 7 students, growing with the same intake each year. At full capacity, the school will have 1,260 pupils.

A site for the free school is yet to be determined, but there are calls to make use of the former Lonsdale School site on Webb Rise.

Katharine Birbalsingh, lead proposer and headteacher at Michaela in Wembley Park, said: “We are delighted with the huge amount of support we have received for our proposal.

“Graduates will receive an education that will rival what many of their counterparts receive in the private sector and will have all possible doors open to them.”

Traditional subjects will be given additional lesson time within a longer school day.

To find out more, visit mcsstevenage.co.uk.

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