Kingsbrook is a multi award-winning development by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, located a short distance east of Aylesbury. Kingsbrook offers a range of beautiful new 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes, but also pioneers a new approach to creating sustainable communities for residents and wildlife to live together in harmony.
As well as improving roads and public transport, Kingsbrook has created the ideal destination to live, work and play, with key amenities including:
- Children’s nurseries
- Two new primary schools
- A new secondary school
- Community centres
- Local shops and a neighbourhood centre
- Parks and open spaces
- Allotments and community orchards
- A 250 acre area of wildlife rich open space
- Children’s play areas and recreational spaces
- Sports facilities
- Employment area
Kingsbrook is set to cover three village names, being Oakfield Village, Orchard Green and Canal Quarter.
Oakﬁeld Village provides 492 new homes and is inﬂuenced by the Garden City Movement. It will include the first phase of Canal Park, together with Oakfield Park and Broughton Brook Park. In addition to the new homes, there will be children’s play areas and a community building including a children’s nursery and a community hall.
Orchard Green will be set in almost 50 acres of public open space, with Railway Park to the south. In addition to the 861 new homes, there will be a community centre, sports pitches, allotments, a new primary school and a site for a secondary school.
At the heart of Kingsbrook sits Canal Quarter, which will incorporate the Neighbourhood Centre. In addition, Canal Quarter will be home to the public transport hub and will have its own community centre and nursery.
The basin area and square will create an area that reflects Aylesbury’s historic connection with the Grand Union Canal. The square will provide a community space with areas for seating and socialising. A number of routes, including the Canalside Link, will connect this area to the rest of the village.
Primary schools in Kingsbrook
There are a number of primary schools for which Kingsbrook is located in the catchment area. These are:
- Kingsbrook View Primary Academy aims to be an extremely happy and safe academy set in delightful grounds and will provide its children with a wide range of stimulating and innovative learning opportunities. The school plans to open in September 2021.
- Broughton Junior School is a vibrant mainstream school for children from ages 6 to 11, located on the outskirts of Aylesbury town centre. At Broughton Junior School, expectations are high for both staff and children, and everyone is valued equally. The school strives to make children’s education rich, stimulating and fun. A range of after school clubs are also available. The school received a good rating at its most recent Ofsted inspection.
- Bedgrove Junior School is committed to ensuring that every child learns in a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment where children are encouraged to achieve their best both within and outside of the classroom. They are continually driving forwards to achieve the very best outcomes for all pupils. It received a good rating at its last Ofsted inspection.
- Turnfurlong Junior School in Aylesbury hopes to offer exciting opportunities with the aim of being a happy and very successful school. They have 3 classes in each year group for children aged between 7 and 11 years old.
Secondary schools in Kingsbrook
Kingsbrook falls into the catchment area for a number of excellent local secondary schools. There are:
- Aylesbury High School provides opportunities for girls to develop their skills and ideas through the arts, sport and recreation, house activities and community involvement as well as the formal curriculum. The school aims to prepare girls for life in the fast-changing world of their adulthood, ready to play an active and positive part in the local, national and international community. The school received an outstanding rating at its most recent Ofsted inspection.
- Aylesbury Grammar School is a school for boys with a reputation for achievement and learning. The school’s vision is to provide the finest education for all its students, rich in opportunities within an inspirational and genuinely caring environment, aiming to nurture pupils’ habits of learning so that they leave the school fully prepared to embark on their journey.The school received an outstanding rating at its most recent Ofsted inspection.
- Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a co-educational selective school in Aylesbury. The school is convinced that its students benefit academically, culturally, socially and emotionally from studying in Aylesbury’s only co-educational grammar school: a diverse and colourful environment. In recent years the school has expanded. It received an outstanding rating at its most recent Ofsted inspection.
- The Grange School is an established school with original buildings from 1954 on its present site and additions since then. The school roll is approximately 1,400 pupils. The aims of the school are clearly defined to focus upon individual students, to equip all of them with the adaptability and flexibility to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world and to promote a sense of responsibility towards the family, the community and others.