2017 got off to a fantastic start when, after a protracted and challenging planning process, we were granted planning permission for Eden Park High School, our brand new secondary school in Beckenham. Construction on the permanent site in Balmoral Avenue is due to be finished in 2019. In the meantime, building for the temporary site at The Ravensbourne School, is well underway and we look forward to welcoming the first intake of 180 year 7 Eden Park High School students in September.
In recognition of this success, we have now been awarded funding by The Department for Education to create a hub of schools in Kent. Our first Academy in Kent will be joining the Trust in the near future – more news on that soon. We expect this to be the first of many and we will be in discussions with more schools about joining the Trust both in Bromley and further afield, over the coming months. Extending the E21C philosophy means that more schools have the opportunity to benefit from our school improvement agenda with better education for students and exciting career opportunities for teaching staff.