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One of the Government’s flagship free schools is to be backed by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and will have the aim of giving primary school children the chance to flourish in the performing arts.
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.
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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.