A group of Kings Hill residents are putting together a Free School application to the government for a third primary school on Kings Hill at 6 Alexander Grove, formerly the University of Greenwich building.
There are currently two primary schools on Kings Hill but because are oversubscribed, Discovery school took an extra reception class of 30 in September 2010 and it now committed to doing the same for 2011 and 2012. Purpose-built classrooms will be erected and all this has pushed them severely over their capacity. This does not even take account of those parents whose children have not even been accepted for a Kings Hill School and have had to drive off to Mereworth, Ryarsh, Wateringbury and East Malling schools. The situation will only get worse as more houses are sold. After all, just the sibling intake alone each year, with so many young families, is formidable.
We propose a primary school that is distinguishable from the others for having a Christian ethos – not a faith school where children have to be Christians to be admitted, but something in line with the Woodard Schools www.woodardschools.org who are opening the St Augustine Academy in September 2012 at the Astor of Hever School in Maidstone. The excellent King’s School in Rochester is also affiliated to Woodard Schools.
We realise that with two excellent primary schools in Kings Hill, we would not propose anything less than a primary school of excellence.