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Parents are celebrating after the Department for Education formally backed plans for a mixed, non-denominational free school in East Finchley.
The Archer Academy’s chair of governors Avis Johns has signed the funding agreement with the department, meaning plans to open the school in September will go ahead.
Free Schools in the media
The headteacher of Camden’s newest free school has outlined her vision for the first time – and revealed she thought “long and hard” before taking on the job.
Abacus Belsize Primary School’s newly-appointed principal Vicky Briony said Mandarin classes and “outdoor learning” – with reading, writing and maths work spilling out into the playground – will be at the heart of the school’s ethos when it opens in September.
PLANS are being put in place to open Portsmouth’s first free school.
The John Pounds Free School aims to be the first in the city to be set up under the government’s free school initiative.
BOLTON’S first government flagship free school will open its doors in September.
The Olive Tree Primary School — a mixed sex Muslim school which will take non-Muslim children — will open in an existing empty building inHalliwell.
Free schools are part of a government plan to establish schools which are free from local authority control.
EMBARGOED: 09.00am 24 February 2012
Hundreds of Free Schools Groups – set up by parents, teachers and local communities across the country – are today submitting applications to the Department for Education to set up new local schools that would open from September 2013.
EMBARGO: FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Schools Network (NSN) the independent charity which supports groups establishing Free Schools has welcomed the announcement by Barclays of a new range of services to help Free Schools and Academies improve education. Barclays and NSN will be working together to deliver elements of their support, in particular in areas of deprivation and those with a lack of good local school places.