Monday 3 April 2017 12.15pm
Informed by whom? The school isn't even open. How could anyone know where the pupils will be coming from?
Sounds like pure speculation to me. Academies can set their own admission criteria, and (unless I've missed it somewhere) the proposed academy hasn't yet done this, so nobody knows.
However, if you look at the current criteria of academies in Southwark (see the second half of the brochure here: http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/2484/secondary_school_admissions
) then pretty much all the non-religious academies allocate places by proximity to the school (after giving priority to looked-after children, children of staff, etc). Even the ones who give priority based on religion will then allocate any remaining places on proximity.
Given the shortage of places in the area, together with the high number of primary schools nearby, I find it unlikely that the catchment area will extend very far at all.
...if you press it, they will come.