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All free schools receive all or part of their funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), which is part of the Department for Education. However, different types of free school receive different amounts:

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Ealing Fields High School staff and students were delighted to have a very important guest to show around their new school building earlier today.

The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, arrived at 9am and was met by the Associate Headteacher, Mark Bedford and Senior Project Manager Keith McGinness of building contractor Bowmer + Kirkland.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

SCAP 2020

As part of the free school application process, it is important to have an understanding of how your proposed school will impact on the existing provision in your area. In previous waves, demonstrating basic need for a new school has been a key requirement. This resource outlines a variety of resources that applicants can use to build a basic need case for their chosen area and explains how to interpret the school capacity (SCAP) data tables.

Free school resource bank

Planning your free school proposal may feel daunting. We have aimed to simplify this process by collating a range of guidance available from the Department for Education (DfE) and other sources. This resource includes a list of documents intended to help groups who are applying to open a primary, secondary or 16-19 mainstream free school.

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Requires Improvement

Jewellery Quarter Academy is an 11-16 secondary school in Birmingham. The school opened in 2014 as part of Core Education Trust and caters for 620 pupils.

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John Keats Primary School opened in 2018 in Southwark, London. It is part of the Communitas Education Trust and has two forms of entry.

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Requires Improvement

Royal Greenwich Trust School is an 11-19 secondary that opened in 2016. It is part of the University Schools Trust East London and can cater for up to 600 pupils.

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Harris Academy Sutton is an 11-19 secondary school that opened in 2018. It is part of the successful Harris Federation and can cater for up to 1275 pupils.

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Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Manchester is part of  the Star Academies Trust and was opened in 2017.

Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright said:

“Governors with no prior association with the school bring much to the table. Their board-level knowledge and experience help us plan and shape the strategic direction of the school’s educational offer and provision.

“School governors contribute significantly to students’ education, opportunities and their futures, and our educational offer advances thanks to their leadership experience and business expertise.”

 

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Monday, February 10, 2020