New state-of-the-art school to open this year after official handover.
The lavish new Kents Hill Park Secondary and Primary School will open this September after it was officially handed over to the Kingsbridge Educational Trust by Milton Keynes Council.
The £21million project is one of the largest educational builds in the country this year.
Catering for around 1,100 students when full, the school will initially open to 120 Year 7 students and 30 Year 3 students in September.
Peter Barnes, CEO of the Kingsbridge Educational Trust, which already runs highly successful schools at Oakgrove, Middleton and Monkston said: “Kingsbridge Educational Trust were delighted to work closely with Milton Keynes Council on this exciting new project which provides outstanding facilities for pupils and the community.”
Kath Cook, Capital Development Manager at Milton Keynes Council, is equally excited about the opening.
She said: “I am really proud to have been part of such a large school development for the borough of Milton Keynes and am excited to hand over to the academy trust so that local children can make use of the fantastic educational facilities on both sites.”
James Pilgrim, Headteacher of Kents Hill Park School, explained that the school will provide first class education for the local community.
He said: “The buildings and facilities are superb, and we are now ready to fill them with the energy and enthusiasm of the children as we create a school to provide first class education for the community that we serve.
“We will provide the best experiences and opportunities for our students that will help them develop into confident, independent and forward-looking citizens.”
Kents Hill Park will be an all-through school, eventually taking children from Nursery to Year 11.
The fantastic facilities include state of the art classrooms, science labs, drama and dance studios, a theatre, 4G Astroturf and fully equipped sports hall and cricket nets.