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Free Schools in the media
Tue 15 April 2014

A group of parents and teachers in Bristol are hoping to set up a new English-French bilingual primary school. The group are currently in discussions with a local academy sponsor who could support their application. Bristol has strong links with both French businesses and higher education institutes.

Read the full story from the Bristol Post.

Free Schools in the media
Fri 11 April 2014

Plymouth’s first Free School is set to move into a new building in September 2014, where it seeks to build on its vision to offer an alternative learning experience for its pupils. The primary school uses innovations such as an extended school day, inclusive teaching methods, and multi-purpose spaces.

Read the full story in the Plymouth Herald

Free Schools in the media
Fri 11 April 2014

Harrow Borough Council cabinet voted to approve Whitechurch playing fields in Stanmore as the new site for Avanti House Free School. Earlier this week the Education Funding Agency had given its consent to the plan.   

Read the full story in This Is Local London 

Free Schools in the media
Fri 11 April 2014

Peter Hyman, the Headteacher of School 21, has written of his belief that children should be taught to speak eloquently at school. At School 21 pupils are encouraged to discuss and debate and has just began a project with Cambridge University to help teachers better assess pupils' speaking skills.

Read the full article from The Independent.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 10 April 2014

Wallington County Grammar School has revealed plans to establish a new Free School in Croydon. Headteacher Jonathan Wilden commented; "My vision is a school that promotes the importance of sport, that participation in sport will help their academic results."

WCGS are currently receiving support from NSN's Development Programme. 

Read the full article on the Sutton Guardian website.

 

Free Schools in the media
Mon 7 April 2014

DV8 Academy last week held its biggest open day so far, which featured musician Jessie J as well a variety of other people from across the creative industries. DV8 Academy will be a 16-19 Free School for the creative industries in East London that will open in September 2014. 

Read the full story on DV8’s website.  

Free Schools in the media
Fri 4 April 2014

Ofsted have awarded the Reach Academy Free School in Feltham an Outstanding grade after its first inspection. It becomes the first all through school to receive the highest grade possible from the schools inspectorate.

Read the full story from Get West London.

Free Schools in the media
Fri 4 April 2014

The Hawthorne’s Free School were selected to send 20 pupils to Sheffield to train with Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. The school were able to secure this through their links with Sky Sports Living for Sport.

Read the full story on The Hawthorne's Free School website

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