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Dallington Park Secondary

New secondary school planned for Dallington from 2027

Further to receiving approval from the Department for Education for Dallington Park School to enter into the ‘pre-opening phase’ in 2021, Northampton Free School Trust is now preparing to open this new non-selective, state-funded 11-16 secondary free school.

Dallington Park School is proposed to open with six forms of entry (180 places) in Year 7 from September 2027 in a brand-new, state-of-the-art building in the Dallington area of Northampton, subject to the required statutory approvals. It will grow organically by adding the same Year 7 intake each year until it reaches its capacity of 900 learners from Year 7 to Year 11.  

The school is being established to help meet the significant and growing need for high-quality secondary places in the area. The exact location and provisional opening date will be confirmed once the Heads of Terms have been agreed, and the time needed for obtaining planning permission and completing the necessary building works has been assessed. 

Dallington Park School will follow the same successful model for secondary education that has seen the hugely oversubscribed all-through Wootton Park School judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all inspection categories by Ofsted in July 2019. The shared vision is founded on strong academic achievement, developing strong values and promoting citizenship, community and service, providing a ‘foundation for growth’ where every child will thrive and prosper.

Our Trust’s schools are the schools of choice for parents and carers who are proud to be ambitious for their children, value academic success, and want them to achieve to the fullest of their ability within a supportive and caring environment.

We are ambitious for our Trust and are excited by the opportunity to grow and are in the process of forming our own multi-academy trust (MAT) to run our family of schools. Our experienced pre-opening team will be led by our Chief Executive and Principal of Wootton Park School, Dan Rosser, until the appointment of a Principal Designate with the additional support of the Department for Education and West Northamptonshire Council to ensure a successful opening.  


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This is an exciting stage for Northampton Free School Trust and we thank you for your continued support.