Issue details

Buckinghamshire Council is building a new 1080 place secondary school on the Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury which is due to open in September 2022. The new school when full will admit up to 900 students aged 11-15, a 6th form of 180 students and a 32 place Special Educational and Disabilities Unit for students with a Social Emotional and Mental Health Designation. The school will open in September 2022 with an initial intake of students of 6 forms of entry (up to 180 students) and then build up over time to its full capacity.  Section 6A of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 states that where a Local Authority identifies the need to establish a new school it must, in the first instance, seek proposals to establish an Academy.  The Local Authority holds the competition and decides on its preferred bidder to run the new school, however the final decision on the successful bidder is made by the Department for Education (DfE) and Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC). After the end of the competition when the LA have decided on their preferred bidder, we will forward details of our preferred bidder and details of all other bids received to the DfE and RSC. We would hope to hear from the RSC by approximately March 2021 who the successful bidder is and we will then work with the successful bidder to plan for the opening of the new school.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2020

Decision due: January 2021 by Cabinet Member Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Anita Cranmer

Contact: Andrew Tusting, Commissioning Manager School Org Email:


  • New Secondary school on Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury