Information and admissions event for new Stone school to take place this month

PUBLISHED: 12:03 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 10 September 2018

Images show the potential design of the school. Picture: Department of Education

Images show the potential design of the school. Picture: Department of Education


Information events will soon be held regarding the development of a new school in Stone.

The potential design of the school. Picture: Department of EducationThe potential design of the school. Picture: Department of Education

Following confirmation of the site, discussions are now underway to arrange formal public consultations.

Endeavour MAT announced last week that, throughout the summer holidays representatives from the Department of Education have continued to engage in consultations with Dartford Borough Council and Kent County Council to ensure that the long-awaited school will be ready to open in September 2019.

Discussions have been taking place to identify and agree a temporary site for the school to accommodate four forms of entry next academic year, and the DfE have confirmed that land on Cotton Lane adjacent to the anticipated build site will be the best option.

Discussions to arrange formal public consultations and agree the design and layout for both the temporary and final school buildings are now taking place.

A series of parent information events have been arranged and applications have started to flood in already.

More information is available at or by visiting one of the information events.

The next event for potential parents and children will take place at The Brent Primary School in London Road on Thursday September 20 between 6pm and 7pm.

Endeavour MAT, the trust that has responsibility for leading both Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, will run the school.

Donna Lodge, CEO of the trust, said: “We are delighted to be opening our first 11-18 co-educational, comprehensive school in Dartford.

“It will be a ground-breaking opportunity to bring harmony and joint activities across the selective and non-selective sectors.

“A major recruitment drive is now underway to ensure we are able to appoint the highest quality staff for our new school.”

The permanent site will provide a brand new, purpose built school, featuring the latest technology and facilities with bright well-equipped classrooms.


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