A new secondary school which is due to open in Aylesbury in September 2022 will receive £45m in funding.

Kingsbrook Secondary School, will receive £41.5m jointly from the national Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) and Section 106 funding, and £3.5million from Basic Need funding, plans for a new school on the Kingsbrook development, to the east of Aylesbury, are moving closer.

Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said: “Subject to planning approval we want to open an amazing and much needed 1,080 place secondary school, including a 32 place Special Educational Needs unit, on the Kingsbrook development.

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“The new building will have strong environmental credentials to help minimise the carbon footprint of the school.

The aim is to open the new school for the autumn term in September 2022 to meet the rising demand from housing growth across the town.”

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Bill Chapple, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The heating and hot water will be carbon neutral delivered via high-efficiency air-source heat pumps. The roof area will have space for 204 square metres of PV panels, generating approximately 28,600 kwh/year.

The building emissions rate will have a 44 per cent reduction in carbon emissions and will achieve the highest Energy Performance Certificate rating of ‘A’. The operational energy will be below 60 kwh/sqm/year, considerably lower than a typical low energy new school building which is typically around 80 kwh/sqm/year.

“The design of the building has also reduced embodied carbon emissions by use of timber-framed structural insulated panels that are used for all areas of external wall build-up.”

This comes a few months after Kingsbrook View Primary Academy was giving the go-ahead.

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy will be a two-form entry free school with 420 places for primary-aged children along with a 52-place nursery.

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Simon Francis, who is the MD at Barratt and David Wilson Homes, said: “Kingsbrook has established itself as a vibrant community, with a brand new Parish Council leading the way in community cohesion.

“With local schools, nurseries, community amenities, a dedicated bus route and a 250-acre Nature Reserve in the early planning stages, Kingsbrook is shaping up to be so much more than a housing development.”