Kingston Academy will open next year as the borough’s first free school. The planning application is yet to be submitted but despite this, 711 families submitted an application. However, this will mean that 500 families will be left disappointed as there are only 180 places in Year 7.
Headteacher Sophie Cavanagh said:
“We are oversubscribed, which is a fantastic position to be in in year one. Some parents will be disappointed – that’s the case with most schools.”