New School Approved For the Fire Station Site
The government announced in February 2016 that the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation’s application to open a new secondary school in the old fire station site on Southwark Bridge Road had been accepted.Once open, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy will admit 180 children a year, growing year on year and ultimately opening a sixth form with 250 places to complete the 1150 place school.
The new secondary school will be supported by the Federation’s other schools, principally Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College in New Cross, which is the Federation’s founding school. Hatcham College has been providing an excellent education to children in the area for over 130 years. It has had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgements and is the only all-through school in the country to have achieved that standard.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation schools exist to serve their local communities and work closely with the local authority that they are located in. They operate fair, non-selective admissions policies. We offer a high quality comprehensive education with a distinctive Askean ethos, built on values of academic excellence, personal responsibility and mutual respect.
I am delighted that our proposed school in the old fire station site on Southwark Bridge Road has been given a green light. The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation has a proud history of providing excellent secondary education to children of south east London and we are excited to be able open a new school in Southwark. We embarked on this project in response to a campaign by local parents and we look forward to continuing to work with them and the local council to develop a first rate school for the community.
Adrian Percival, CEO, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation