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Free Schools in the media
Fri 28 March 2014

The Bellevue Education Trust have been granted permission to open a new primary Free School in a nature centre. Braywick Court School will open this September in Maidenhead.

Read the full story from the Maidenhead Advertiser.

Free Schools in the media
Fri 28 March 2014

Dixons Trinity Academy in Bradford has been awarded an Outstanding in its first Ofsted report. They have become the first secondary Free School in England to be judged Outstanding, the highest possible rating.

Read the full Ofsted report on Dixons website.

 

The schools' Ofsted rating has also been reported in a number of regional newspapers.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 27 March 2014

The Priors Free School in Warwickshire has had an extension to the school building opened by Earl Spencer. The new building has increased the school's capacity and according to Headteacher Gary Murrell, the improvements will "benefit the education of the children enormously.'

Read the full story from the Daventry Express.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 27 March 2014

A new Free School for pupils who struggle in mainstream education is being planned for the New Milton area. Arnewood School is leading the bid and has the support of the local council and eleven other schools in the county.

Read the full story from the Daily Echo.

Free Schools in the media
Wed 26 March 2014

Harris Westminster Sixth Form, sponsored by Westminster school and the Harris Federation of academies, has offered places to 167 pupils after a huge increase in applications. Nearly 30% of the pupils who will start in September qualify for Free School Meals.

Read the full story in The Times (paywall)

Free Schools in the media
Wed 26 March 2014

A funding agreement for a new Free School at Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton was approved by the Department for Education on Monday. The Secondary school is being set up after many years of campaigning by parents and community groups.

Read the full story in the Northern Echo

Free Schools in the media
Wed 26 March 2014

MP and Minister for Childcare and Education Elizabeth Truss has visited Blackpool's first Free School. Langdale Free School operates an extended day, from 8am until 6pm, and Ms Truss was impressed with this flexibility, saying all schools should follow this model.

Read the full story from the Blackpool Gazette. 

Free Schools in the media
Tue 25 March 2014

Deputy head of Graveney School in Wandsworth Sophie Cavanagh has been named as the principal-to-be of a new secondary Free School in north Kingston.

Ms Cavanagh said: "I am delighted to have been appointed as the principal of this new local school.

"The opportunity to establish an Outstanding school within the community in which I live, in the locality where I grew up and in the very building where I was educated is a privilege."

Although the school's name is yet to be decided, it will be run by Kington Education Trust (KET).

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