Funding approved for new free school in Brixton

A new secondary school is due to open in Brixton this September after securing government funding.

Trinity Academy will be a co-educational secondary school for pupils aged 11-18 years will serve Brixton, Clapham, Balham and nearby districts including Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Tooting and Streatham.

Ben Thompson will be the headteacher of the free school when it opens in September

Ben Thompson will be the headteacher of the free school when it opens in September

The school has also received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that the purchase of its permanent site has now been completed.

Trinity will be located at 56 Brixton Hill in a new, state-of-the-art learning campus, which is being developed by the government’s Education Funding Agency. Trinity will share the new campus with Lambeth College and a new university technical college due to open in 2016.

Headteacher Ben Thompson said they were “delighted” to get the green light to open in September.

“We have recruited a first class team of highly motivated teachers and are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of Year 7 students,” Mr Thompson said.

“We are already collaborating with our neighbours in planning the new learning campus, sharing resources so we can provide the very best education facilities.”

Prior to the new campus being developed, Trinity will open in September in one of Lambeth College’s existing buildings on the south side of the site.

See our full interview with Headteacher Ben Thompson in the next Weekender.