The Gipsy Hill Federation of primary schools has plans to build a new secondary school at Glenbrook school in Clarence Avenue SW4 8LE, off Acre Lane. The secondary school will be six forms of entry (180 pupils per year). Glenbrook primary will remain a 2 form school (60 pupils per year) and be rebuilt on the site as part of this plan. Glenbrook is part of the Gypsy Hill Federation, which started at Kingswood School in Gipsy Road, and now has 8 primary schools – mostly in West Norwood. Children from Glenbrook school and 10% from the local Clapham area will have priority. Some children from each of the other schools in the Federation will fill the remaining places.
The secondary school hopes to open in temporary premises this September 2017 and nearly 300 children have already applied for a place. James Hadley is the head teacher.
It will take another 2 to 3 years to complete the new secondary & primary schools at Glenbrook. In the meantime the Gipsy Hill Federation want to open a temporary secondary school and are looking for a site that can be ready this September and be big enough to take children for 2 – 3 years (up to 540 pupils).
Decisions on new schools are made directly by government. New schools have to be “free” schools and so independent of the local council.