Newcastle's first Free School welcomes pupils

West Newcatle Academy has become the first Free School in the city after it opened its doors this week to 28 pupils.

The primary school mixes classroom based learning with lessons in a local nature park. Headteacher Susan Percy was delighted with their fantastic first day, in which pupils and parents came together with the staff to discuss what the children had learned. 

West Newcastle Academy will have be officially opened this Friday by North East MEP Martin Callanan.

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