Applications for new Cambridgeshire secondary school places in September close next week

The new school is set to open in September
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Parents have been told how long they have left to apply for a place at a new secondary school in Cambridgeshire. The application process for pupils requiring a Year 7 place at the new Wisbech Academy this September is now open.

But there are only days left to apply. The new school will open initially in temporary accommodation on the site of Thomas Clarkson Academy, in the town.

It will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust, which also runs the Thomas Clarkson Academy. A funding agreement to enable it to open in September was signed just before half term by the Department for Education (DfE) who will deliver the new school. The new permanent accommodation for the school will be progressed over the course of the next year.

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The process to apply for a place at the Wisbech Academy opened this week and will close this coming Wednesday, June 12. Offers for the school will be sent to families on Monday, June 17.

Cllr Bryony Goodliffe, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee said: “This is excellent news for Wisbech. It is essential that this new school opens in September, and thanks to the persistence and hard work of council officers – in partnership with the Brooke Weston Trust and the DfE – it has become a reality. We owe it to our children and young people to give them a school place as near as possible to where they live and we will now be able to do that in Wisbech.”

To find out more information about the Wisbech Academy and to complete an application form, parents can go here