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The Archer Academy is an 11-16 secondary school in Barnet, North London. The school, which opened in 2013, was established by a group of local parents and other members of the community. It can cater for up to 774 pupils and sets high academic standards for its pupils as well as offering them a range of extra-curricular activities through an extended school day. The school sees the national curriculum as a minimum requirement, going above and beyond with its thematic learning programmes and cross-curricular work.
Acorn Free School is an 11-16 alternative provision school in Lincolnshire. The school, which opened in 2013, can cater for up to 48 students who are not thriving in mainstream education. Its curriculum focuses on helping students to make accelerated progress in English and Maths as well as working on their behaviour. The school also offers a range of informal opportunities for its students as part of a wider enrichment programme, in subjects such as construction, humanities, ICT and science.
Thames Valley School is an all-through 4-16 special school in Reading for those with autistic spectrum conditions. The school, which opened in 2013, was established by a partnership of local parents, senior leaders from existing special schools and the National Autistic Society. It can cater for up to 54 pupils, offering a specialist environment and higher staff to pupil ratios than a mainstream school to help pupils succeed academically.
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School is an 11-18 secondary in Blackburn. The school, which opened in 2012, is part of the successful Star Academies trust and can cater for up to 800 pupils. It offers a broadly academic curriculum, emphasising the importance of intellectual study and focusing on traditional learning. The school also runs a Khidmat programme (community service programme) which is designed to get young people actively engaged in charity work and volunteering.
Stour Valley Community School is an 11-16 secondary in Suffolk. The school, which opened in 2011, was established by a local community group and can cater for up to 575 pupils. Stour Valley offers a rural, community ethos and a focus on core academic subjects as well as sport, technology and art.
An all-through school for 4-16 year olds in Somerset. The school, which opened in 2012, was established bya group of parents. It will serve 624 pupils when full, focussing on delivering Steiner education, which emphasises learning through play in the early years and develops children's creativity throughout the school with a wide range of artistic activities.
Avanti Hall School is an all-through school for those aged 4-16 in Exeter. The school, which opened in 2019, is part of the successful Avanti Schools Trust and can cater for up to 624 students. Avanti Hall is located within a cluster of woodland and trees, which lends itself to the study of 'Landcraft', which all pupils take until Year 11. The school is also committed to Avanti's three-fold path: educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight.
St Mary's Primary School, Dilwyn is a Church of England school in Herefordshire. The school, which opened in 2016, was established by a local community group and can cater for up to 70 pupils. Pupils experience a curriculum that is broad and deep, with thematic links across subjects being made where possible as this gives children clear and coherent learning objectives.