HIP Free School Proceeds to Next Stage
Plans to open in September 2017
Tony Ryan, head teacher of Chiswick School and Chair of Secondary Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) announced today: “We are delighted that the HIP free school has been given permission to move to the Pre-Opening stage. This essentially means that central government has approved the prepared bid and we can now move to the fine detail required to secure a funding agreement and to open in September 2017 with a year 7 intake of 180 pupils.
"The creation of this new Academy is a unique response from Hounslow School headteachers (both primary and secondary) working closely with the local authority and central government to provide high quality solutions to what is potentially a very difficult problem with a population boom currently coming through the primary sector.
"The intention was always to create a successful Co-educational, non-denominational school where it was needed most. This new school, together with recent expansion feasibility exercises at Chiswick School, Isleworth & Syon and Heston Community School goes a long way to providing high-quality options for local parents and students.
"We are grateful for the high levels of support offered by local parents and will now put our efforts into securing suitable accommodation and creating a visionary school to open its doors to the first cohort of students in September 2017".
March 9, 2015