Schools Minister opens Special Free School in Darlington

School Minister Lord Nash officially opened Marchbank Free School in Darlington last week. 

Marchbank caters for primary aged children with behaviour, social and emotional difficulties and is the first Free School to open in a surplus Department for Education building.

Lord Nash praised the school for the kind of "innovative thinking" needed to improve the UK's standing in the international school league tables.

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