A Brand New, Carbon-Neutral Secondary School for Chilmington Green

Opening in September 2023

A warm welcome to Chilmington Green School

United Learning is excited to be opening a brand new, co-educational secondary school that will provide children in Chilmington Green with an inspiring and rewarding education – from the moment they join us to their first steps as young adults.

As parents, choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions we help our children to make. As educators, this is something we never underestimate, and we value the trust and responsibility you give us in your child’s learning and development.

We are a group of academies and independent schools that seek to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ – students, staff and the wider community. Our schools are inclusive and welcoming, where students of all faiths, backgrounds and abilities are valued and respected.

As a part of United Learning, Chilmington Green will benefit from the expertise and experience we have built from running successful schools for over 135 years.  As part of our approach, schools in the Group work together to share ideas and practice, so that teachers can learn from other outstanding teachers, and so that students can share experiences and learning.

Chilmington Green will join our two other schools in Kent – Ashford School and Wye School.  The close proximity to both schools will create a number of shared opportunities and experiences for our students and staff.

Chilmington Green promises to be an exceptional school and we look forward to welcoming our trailblazing first cohort of Year 7 students in September 2023. Recruitment is currently underway to appoint an outstanding Head Teacher.

Jon Coles
Chief Executive Officer


As a brand new free school, Chilmington Green has the opportunity to embrace everything that today’s parents and young people want in an exceptional secondary school.

As our first intake, the students starting with us in our first cohort, in will set the standard that others will follow. We are therefore determined to give each of them an exceptional education.

We want each of our students to thrive and succeed. A strong secondary education puts in place the foundations for success in further education, university and beyond. It is where you embed skills for lifelong learning, discover new interests and abilities, and build confidence and resilience.

We have an exciting opportunity to create a school designed for the local community – combining an academic and forward-thinking curriculum with excellent teaching and learning. Chilmington Green School will be a place for students to excel through opportunities in science, mathematics and technology, as well as the arts and humanities.

We also know that the best education is about more than just exam results. For that reason, we pride ourselves on delivering an ‘Education with Character’ – an education that inspires, excites and challenges young people and gives them the tools to be happy and successful, now and in the future.

From the moment you walk into the building, you will be able to tell that Chilmington Green School is a happy and thriving community. It will be a place where students love to learn and staff love to teach.

In due course, we hope to be able to invite you to our open events to find out more about the school. If you have any further questions or want to talk to one of the team, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Dame Sally Coates
Director of Secondary Education (South)

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