Inside free schools | Examples of open schools in England

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There are over 500 open free schools across England. They are in every region of the country and span all school types and age ranges. Find out more about some of the exciting innovations these schools are bringing to their local community.

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DMP is a mixed mainstream primary school for 4-11-year-olds in Bradford.

The school, which opened in 2012, was set up by Dixons Academy Trust which runs seven other schools in the city, including two other free schools. The school has a specialism in music, which is used to help raise standards of achievement across the curriculum. Pupils take part in a wide range of music and performance activities, including 1:1 tuition and group sessions, with all given the opportunity to learn an instrument.

Eight prestigious private schools including Eton, Caterham and Brighton College have come together to establis...

An all-through Special School based in Reading designed to serve pupils across the autistic spectrum.
Pupils at Everton Free School study the National Curriculum for English, Maths and Science.

Everton Free School is an Alternative Provision school that uses football to encourage young people to reconne...

Tiger Primary School, which opened in September 2012, is Kent’s first free school and Maidstone’s first new sc...

At Brighton Bilingual Primary School, half the classes are taught in Spanish and half in English.