Haberdasher’s Aske applies to open new Borough school at old Southwark Fire Station

News Desk (08 October, 2015)

The federation submitted an application to the Department for Education on Wednesday.


An application for a new secondary school at the site of the old Southwark Fire Station was submitted by Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation this week.

If the application is successful, the co-ed school, provisionally named Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy, would open its doors in September 2017 or 2018.

The school will first admit a 180-pupil Year 7, accepting a new class every year until the school is full. Eventually the school will also have a sixth form with 250 places.

Earlier this year, Boris Johnson instructed the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to accept a bid from developers to convert Southwark Fire Station into a school and housing.

Adrian Percival, chief executive of the federation, said: “We are delighted to be working with local parents to set up a new school in SE1. We hope that the distinctive Askean ethos of our schools and our values of academic excellence, personal responsibility and mutual respect will be appealing to the families in the area.”



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