Statement: Archbishop Tenison’s Secondary School

5 April 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council statement:

The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) Multi Academy Trust and Department for Education have taken the decision to close The Archbishop Tenison’s Secondary School in Oval by the end of the academic year (August 2023).


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Statement: Archbishop Tenison’s Secondary School

The council will be working with the school to mitigate the effects of its closure to make sure students are offered a new school place in an OFSTED rated ‘good’ school and supported in their transition.

We will be helping year 10 students move to local schools that can maximise their potential and minimise disruption for their GCSE and Key Stage 4 qualifications.

Although the decision to close is not a Lambeth Council decision, we will continue to work with the SBDE Multi Academy Trust during the schools period of engagement with the community and representatives from Lambeth will be meeting with parents at the school to support them moving forward.

Managing school places:

Separately, Lambeth Council has adopted a plan to manage surplus places at all schools in Lambeth and is lobbying the government to provide the level funding local schools need. To read: