CROYDON College has submitted its proposals for a new secondary school to the Department for Education (DfE) today (Monday).
It outlines the plans for the New Croydon Academy (NCA) free school, which the college hopes to open in 2016.
The NCA, which would be managed by a trust, and will sit alongside the college, University Centre Croydon and Croydon School of Art in a new building opposite the campus.
If approved, the next stage would be an interview with the DfE before it hears if the proposals have been approved.
Frances Wadsworth, Principal and CEO of Croydon College said: "We have had so much support for NCA; MPs, councillors, businesses, primary schools and of course, parents. We still have a way to go to realise our ambition, but with all the support and good feeling we have encountered, it's a journey I think we're all looking forward to."
To find out more visit www.croydonacademy.org.uk