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Free Schools in the media
Mon 20 May 2013

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.

Tue 14 May 2013

 

A NEW primary school, established by a community group, could open on the Isle of Wight.

Tue 14 May 2013

 

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.

Fri 10 May 2013

 

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.

Fri 24 February 2012

 

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.

NSN News
Wed 18 January 2012


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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.

 

Tue 11 October 2011

 

PRESS RELEASE

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NSN welcomes Free School announcements

 

New Schools Network (NSN) has welcomed the announcement that a further 55 new mainstream Free Schools have been approved to open in September 2012. There are a further 6 already due to open next year bringing the total number to 61.

 

Free Schools in the media
Fri 1 January 2010

The Telegraph interviewed the Principal of Stone Soup Academy in Nottingham about his work in the social enterprise sector. Chris Manze runs the project that teaches children about music, film and documentary production.

Read the full article here.