History of Turing House School
The idea for establishing Turing House School was formed in 2011 by a small group of local parents. They saw local primary school communities breaking up as children transitioned towards secondary school, and recognised an increasing local need for more high quality co-educational, inclusive school places for families in south-west Twickenham and surrounding areas.
Having researched potential educational partners, the founding parents approached the Russell Education Trust (RET), who had a strong track record of school leadership and support. A steering group was formed to develop the proposal, consisting of the parents, RET advisors and an experienced local chair of governors. The steering group raised awareness of the proposal in our local community, enlisting the support of many hundreds of local families.
In the Spring of 2013, the Department for Education provisionally approved the proposal for establishing our new school, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) began the difficult task of procuring a site. In 2015, following an extensive search and discussions with local stakeholders, plans were announced for a permanent school site in Hospital Bridge Road in Whitton and, in the meantime, we were given the green light to open our school in temporary accommodation.
Turing House opened in a converted office building in Teddington in September 2015 and, as our school grew, we expanded to a second site in Hampton in September 2018. Our permanent site in Whitton was granted planning permission in April 2020 and construction began in September of the same year. Completion of the building work is anticipated by the end of 2021.