King’s Cross primary academy school gets go-ahead

The school will be housed within the Kings Cross Central development

The school will be housed within the Kings Cross Central development - Credit: Archant

Camden is to get its first primary academy school in King’s Cross after winning approval from the Department for Education (DfE).

The two-form entry school is due to open in 2016 and will be within the King’s Cross Central development.

The academy will share a building with the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, which is currently in a temporary home in Camley Street, King’s Cross.

The two schools will work closely together to share resources.

Camden Council required the school to be built as part of a 2006 agreement between the local authority and developers King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, but the academy has only just won approval from the DfE.

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Cllr Angela Mason, cabinet member for children, said: “I am pleased that approval has been given to progress work with the new King’s Cross school.”

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