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Fri 28 October 2016

David Ross, Chair of Trustees at New Schools Network said:

Thu 22 September 2016

++ Surge in ‘community languages’ like Turkish, Arabic and Polish ++

++ Whole towns and cities where more pupils study community languages than MFL ++

++ Free schools first ever state schools to offer bilingual curriculum ++

Fri 16 September 2016

The Department for Education today announced 77 new free schools have been approved. This figure takes the number of open and approved to open free schools to over 500, in turn creating more than 330,000 new school places. 

Sun 11 September 2016

++ Urgent need for new schools as parents pushed to extremes to access good schools ++
++ 250,000 new school places now created by free schools ++

Fri 9 September 2016


Responding to the Prime Minister's speech on education reform, NSN Interim Director Sarah Pearson commented:

"We welcome the idea outlined today that would see universities further incentivised to get directly involved in setting up free schools. From Birmingham to Exeter, King's to Cambridge they have already founded some fantastic schools and it would be very exciting to see a new generation of university schools. 

Mon 5 September 2016

The New Schools Network today unveiled a new Advisory Council that will bring together experts from education and the media as well as national and local government to support the charity in its work.

David Ross, Chair of Trustees at New Schools Network said:

Tue 9 August 2016

"Over the last five years we have seen record numbers of groups coming forward to set up new schools and provide an excellent education all without selection being on the table. If this is something that parents want in significant numbers, it should be given consideration but the devil will of course be in the detail. Any move to reintroduce selection must ensure it genuinely improves social mobility. We will be watching the development of this policy with interest."