The construction of a brand new secondary school in Wapping has been held up after it was confirmed that funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to complete the build will be delayed.
Mulberry Academy London Dock was due to open at a new permanent site on Virginia Street in September 2024, however that date is now not certain until the DfE funding needed to complete the build becomes available.
Under DfE rules, the uncertainty over the September 2024 completion date for the new permanent school building has meant that plans to formally open the school at a temporary site in September 2023 cannot now go ahead.
Parents of pupils who selected Mulberry London Dock as one of their six preferences for entry in September 2023 have been written to by the council and will instead be offered a place at another school as part of the admissions process.
For parents with any queries about the transfer to secondary school in 2023, the School Admissions Service can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7364 5006.
Posted on Thursday 23rd February 2023