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    Free School Approved

    Friday 16th September, 2016

    We are delighted that our proposed new school, Bishop Arden Church of England School, has been given permission by the Department for Education to move to pre-opening stage.    Parents wishing to find out more can visit the school website at

    Thursday 3rd March, 2016

    Our bid has been submitted to the Department for Education.  Thank you to everyone who has given us your views and support.  We will update this page when we have more news on the progress of the bid and you can also keep up to date at the following:

    Bishop Arden website:  

    Bishop Arden Facebook page

    Thank you to everyone who came along to our Parents' meetings to find out more about our proposed new school. 

    To keep up to date with further news about the bid visit the Bishop Arden website, address above, and the Facebook page

    We will be submitting a bid to the Department for Education on 2nd March, 2016 to open a new Church of England 'free school' in the north of the borough.

    The new school, which will be called Bishop Arden Church of England School, will be a six-form entry secondary school for students aged 11-18 and the plan would be to open the new school in September 2018.

    For more details about the bid and the new school please visit the Bishop Arden website at