Bexley’s first free school moves a step closer after Sidcup site bought

PUBLISHED: 16:12 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 25 June 2013

Hope school project assistant Victoria Hemmings (left) with the Foreman family, who hope to send their children to the school

Hope school project assistant Victoria Hemmings (left) with the Foreman family, who hope to send their children to the school


Bexley’s first free school moved a step closer to completion today.

The New Generation Trust, the company behind Hope Community School, officially bought the site at 167 Rectory Road in Sidcup where the new school will be built.

Construction work can now begin to prepare the building for the first class of 30 pupils to arrive in September and it will be happening in phases to ensure the areas in use from the autumn are ready and continued work will improve the site over the following months to complete a modern refurbishment.

To mark the end of an era the school is hosting an open day for all stakeholders, local residents, previous staff and pupils of the former Foots Cray C of E and Harenc Schools to allow them to visit the building before construction commences.

Afternoon Tea will be served from 4pm to 6pm next Thursday (July 4) and everyone is welcome.


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