Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy is a new secondary school on Southwark Bridge Road, planned to open in September 2019. The school will be built on the old fire station site on Southwark Bridge Road, opposite Mint Street Park, with sports facilities on the Grotto Place site, which is between Sawyer Street and Sturge Street.
It will be a comprehensive school with 180 places in each year group up to age 16. The first children are due to be admitted to year 7 in September 2019 and the school will grow by one year group every year thereafter until all the year groups are open. It will have a sixth form with 250 places which will open five years later, in order to admit the first children from the school who have completed their GCSEs.
The project to build Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy was initiated in response to the increasing number of children in the local area requiring secondary school places and a predicted shortage of places within Southwark from 2019 onwards. The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation were approached by a local parents campaign group who were trying to secure the fire station site for a school and asked if the Federation would develop a plan for a school to open there. We believe that an Askean education is a unique and valuable experience for the pupils who attend our schools and want to offer that to more children and young people in South East London.