Silvertown academy plans reach second stage
A proposed link between education and economic opportunities in the Royal Docks is one step closer to becoming a reality.
An application to create a secondary Free School in Silvertown, put forward by Oasis Community Learning and Britannia Village Primary School, has reached the second stage of the approval process.
This means that next month Steve Chalke, founder of the educational charity, will be interviewed by representatives from the Department for Education (DfE), alongside his project team working on the Oasis Academy Silvertown.
Mr Chalke said: "I am thrilled the DfE is keen to hear more about our proposals for a new secondary academy in Silvertown and we look forward to discussing our application in detail with them.
"I would like to thank all the parents and residents who have backed our proposals this far - we know how much they want this school."
With an intake of 120 pupils each year, the Oasis Silvertown Academy would open next September and enable primary school children to remain with their peer groups during the transition to high school.
For more information or to register your support go to oasisacademysilvertown.org.