Search

Secretary of State for Education approves funding for free school in Wembley

15:54 27 February 2014

Artists impression of how Arena House will look. © 2013 Bond Bryan Architects.

Artists impression of how Arena House will look. © 2013 Bond Bryan Architects.

Archant

The Secretary of State for Education has approved funding for a free school which will open its doors in Wembley this September.

Katharine BirbalsinghKatharine Birbalsingh

Michaela Community School at Arena House in North End Road, will now be able to offer places to 120 year seven children on Monday - secondary allocation day following the news from Michael Gove.

A waiting list for the mixed non-denominational school, which has recruited its teaching staff, will also open on the same day.

Katharine Birbalsingh, the school’s head teacher, previously told the Times: “Our education will be academically rigorous. We will expect our pupils to be polite and obedient. We will encourage competition and allow our pupils to win and lose. We believe that knowledge about the world is central to our pupils’ success. Only when they have acquired that knowledge will they be ready to lead and participate as full citizens.”

The school, which was originally to open in South London but was twice rejected, had faced opposition from Wembley residents and parents and teaching unions due to the high number of secondary schools in the area.

There were also concerns over the suitability of the building which had formerly been used by the College of North West London.

For more information about the school visit here.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Fri, 16:28
JOY is opening in LDO tomorrow (Pic credit:  © London Designer Outlet)

A clothing and lifestyle shop will host a launch party tomorrow to officially open a new branch in Wembley.

Fri, 14:00
Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham visited the centre with Labour candidate Sarah Sackman

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham pledged that he would keep an NHS walk-in centre in Cricklewood open if he is in government after May’s General Election.

Fri, 13:28

A teenage terror suspect from Willesden accused of travelling to Syria to join forces with the Islamic State appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Fri, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Most read news

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder