Chilmington Green School will be housed in state-of-the-art new buildings with specialist facilities including 9 science labs, spaces for creative and performing arts, Design Technology, with purpose-built library and sixth form areas. The school will have excellent sports facilities, with a sports hall, activity studio and outdoor pitches. The site itself is designed for pupils to benefit from outdoor spaces specifically created for teaching physical activity and recreation.
The school will be one of the first in the country to be ‘operating net carbon zero’ and this theme of sustainability will not only be a core component of its buildings but will flow through the school’s operational management, curriculum and enrichment activities. Students will be encouraged to travel to school in the most environmentally conscious way that they can safely manage and a student run Green Club will ensure that students and staff recycle, use technology in an energy efficient way and seek other means of reducing their collective carbon footprint.
CGI image of School Building Copyright of Bowmer and Kirkland Limited.
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Chilmington Green Garden Community
Chilmington Green is a new community in the south of Ashford that will eventually have 5,750 homes, a district centre and community infrastructure. It is being designed to be a wooded, garden like, environmentally friendly new development.
The school will be an integral part of this new and growing community, offering its facilities for hire by community groups. The School sports facilities in particular will be a main part of the community resource.
The Chilmington Green Primary School, part of the Stour Academy Trust, has already opened and is serving the same growing community that Chilmington Green School will serve. The two schools will work closely on transition from primary to secondary. More information on the primary school can be found here.
Over time another three primary schools are planned and the new school will work with all of them as the local secondary school.
You can find more information about Chilmington Green here.