Hammersmith & Fulham will soon be the home of the next generation of innovators and makers.
It’s all thanks to the new Fulham Cross Academy – a pioneering school for boys and girls, aged 11-19, set to open in September 2020 in Kingwood Road.
The new secondary school and sixth form in Fulham will specialise in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) while also still teaching its pupils more traditional subjects like English and history as part of a balanced curriculum.
It’s a result of the work Hammersmith & Fulham Council is doing with schools, colleges, businesses and Imperial College London to give all young people from all backgrounds the education and training they need to benefit from the new jobs and career opportunities coming to H&F thanks to the council’s Industrial Strategy (pdf 2.6MB).
“We look forward to the opening of Fulham Cross Academy next September,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.
“This is another fantastic example of our schools offering local young people the opportunities to fulfil their potential and work in some of the new exciting industries we’re bringing to the borough.”
Every child joining Fulham Cross Academy in Year 7 will be taught technology, engineering, computer science, maths, physics, biology and chemistry from the STEM syllabus alongside English, history, geography, religious studies, Spanish, art and design and physical education.
The sixth form will also have an array of STEM-related A-levels on offer to students.
In support of the school’s STEM approach, there will be a new purpose-built science block with state-of-the-art laboratories and three prep rooms – all designed for interactive lessons, experiments and innovation.
“This is an exciting time to join a school that is committed to STEM learning and to equipping our students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to thrive in an ever-increasingly scientific and technological society,” said Fulham Cross Academy Executive Principal Sally Brooks.
“We aim to develop our students by investing in the best teachers, the best curriculum and the best facilities – ensuring every single child is future-ready.”
Not long left to apply for 2020 secondary school places
If you have a child who is currently in Year 6 and born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2019.
Applying online is quick and easy to do. Go to our secondary schools admissions page where you’ll find everything you need.
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