Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy Proposal

Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy

A new secondary school is being planned to meet the acute demand for future quality school places in your community – and your support is crucial to its success.

If it can be shown that there is strong community support, the Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy will be a new Free School created and run by the hugely successful Gipsy Hill Federation, building on its exceptional track record at its existing five primary schools – Kingswood, Paxton, Elm Wood, Fenstanton and Crawford.

The new school for 11-19 year olds would open in September 2016 with eight classes in year 7, growing year by year to 1,400 students when at full capacity in 2022.  It would be open to all and run within the state system.

The principles which have made the Federation so successful would continue into secondary level education: the provision of a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum, which includes and extends beyond National Curriculum subjects, where the pursuit of the highest possible achievement and all-round educational excellence are underpinned by a caring and supportive atmosphere.

Our benchmarks would be set in line with an aspiration to offer the best possible education available in the state or private sector, providing your community with a world class secondary school.

It is an approach which has led to national and international recognition for the Federation as a trail-blazer in school and teaching standards.  This also led to  Executive Headteacher Craig Tunstall receiving a knighthood for his services to education in the 2014 New Year’s honours list.

GIPSY HILL FEDERATION needs your support!

This exciting proposal would enhance secondary school provision in your community, but can only succeed if  they can show the Government that there is enough demand from parents to justify the creation of a new school.

In order to move forward to a full application in October 2014, they need to demonstrate that local parents would choose the Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy as their first choice for their children.


Wednesday 17th September 2.30 – 3.15pm at Fenstanton, Abbots Park, Tulse Hill SW2 3PW

Thursday 18th September 9.00 – 9.45am at Elmwood, Carnac Street, SE27 9RR

Thursday 18th September 2.30 – 3.15pm at Paxton, Woodland Road, SE19 1PA

Tuesday 23rd September 6.30 – 7.15pm at Kingswood Upper Site, Gipsy Road, SE27 9RD