About our school
New Generation Schools Trust submitted a proposal to open a Free School in Northfleet to the Department for Education in Septemer 2015. The bid was approved and a mainstream 2FE primary school was proposed to open in Springhead, Northfleet in September 2017. Due to site issues the project was deferred in November 2016 and the proposed opening date moved to September 2018.
Earlier this month the Department for Education made the decision that Hope Community School, Northfleet will not be opening in September 2018. This decision was based on data recently released by Kent County Council which demonstrated that there will be sufficient places for Reception children in Northfleet in 2018 and onwards from then. In light of the recent local basic need data the Department for Education is no longer confident that the school will attract enough pupils to be financially viable.
We will update this site as and when we have further information about the future need for this school.