Folio Education Trust are proud to announce they have secured funding for a brand new comprehensive, mixed secondary school for children aged 11 - 18 living in South and Central Croydon. Over £30 million is to be invested in building a purpose built, state-of-the-art school which will include enhanced sports facilities, comprising of a competition venue within the sports hall, a full size 3G artificial floodlit surface and a closed circuit cycle track. In addition to the sporting facilities, Coombe Wood School aims to be a centre for Music, Art and Dance Education. The School's MADE Academy will provide outstanding facilities and learning experiences in this area as part of the school curriculum. We anticipate that these superb facilities will encourage our students to participate in their chosen activity in the evenings and at weekends, as well as creating a hub for extra-curricular activities for other children and members of the community in the local area.
Sport and the values it projects will be at the heart of this new school demonstrating that Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship are at the cornerstones of educational development.
The School will open in September 2018 for 180 Year 7 children, the second phase of opening will be in September 2020 with the introduction of the Sixth Form.
The proposed location of the new school is the existing site of the Coombe Road Playing Fields, a site designated by London Borough of Croydon in the Croydon Local Plan as being a possible location for a new secondary school. Local Plan Reference Number - 662 - Coombe Road Playing Fields, CR0 5RB. It is invisaged that the School will open in temporary accommodation for the first academic year.
You will find further information about the new school throughout this website. We will continue to update and provide as much information about the school and its progress as and when we are able to share this with you.
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