Application submitted for new Stevenage secondary school

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

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

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.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter