Skinners’ Kent Primary School proves a big draw for new residents of Knights Wood

Skinners’ Kent Primary School proves a big draw for new residents of Knights Wood
20 JUL 2016
Knights Wood, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Forthcoming opening of the purpose-built primary school plus proximity to other local schools is attracting buyers to Dandara’s stylish development of new homes.

The quality and variety of schools in Royal Tunbridge Wells has drawn people to the town for some time and is now proving a key attraction for many new residents of Knights Wood, a collection of family homes from award-winning developer Dandara.

In September 2016, Skinners’ Kent Primary School will open the doors of its brand new facilities at Knights Wood for the first time. Dandara has contributed £3.95 million towards the cost of building the new school, which incorporates an all-weather sports pitch, playgrounds, games courts and parkland play area.

Catering for boys and girls aged 4-11, Skinners’ Kent Primary School is a collaboration between The Skinners’ School and Skinners’ Kent Academy, in partnership with Oakley School. It actually opened in September 2015 and has operated for its first year within buildings on the nearby Skinners’ Kent Academy site in Blackhurst Lane, while construction of the new building was completed.

For its first year, the school has operated with 30 places in its Reception class and 15 places in Year One and there will be a phased programme of growth to an overall capacity of 210 pupils across seven classes.

It is anticipated that eventually, 75% of pupils will come from Knights Wood – and families with older children will be delighted to know that the nearby Skinners’ Kent Academy recently received an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted – a fantastic achievement that ranks it amongst the top six per cent of schools in the country and better than some Kent grammar schools.

Speaking about the forthcoming opening of Skinners’ Kent Primary School, Susie Bennett, Dandara’s Sales Director (South East) said:

Having a purpose-built new school situated at the heart of Knights Wood is proving very attractive to many young families looking for a new home in the area.

The quality of local schools is an important factor for many buyers and few – if any – developments can compete with the standard on offer in Tunbridge Wells. Knights Wood is ideal for modern family living in many ways and Skinners’ Kent Primary School really is the icing on the cake.

Two, three and four bedroom homes are now available at Knights Wood, with prices from £360,000. Call 01892 800580 for more information. Alternatively, please visit the Marketing Suite at Knights Wood, which is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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