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Free Schools in the media
Wed 12 June 2013

The Bilingual Primary School, a free school in Brighton, is the first state funded bilingual English / Spanish primary school in the UK.

Its basis is as follows:

Free Schools in the media
Tue 11 June 2013

Parents, churches, academies and other organisations may be able to set up new academies and free schools in the borough to meet the demand for school places.

Free Schools in the media
Tue 11 June 2013

The Reach Academy,  a free school in Feltham which opened last year, has a number of distinctive characteristics.

Tue 11 June 2013

A FREE school for 700 boys aged 11 to 19 will open in Bolton next September.

The secondary school and sixth form will be a faith school — and the third government flagship free school to open in the borough.

Mon 10 June 2013

Often, free schools offer a pretty general, all round good education. That's fine. The more of them that open, the more choice there is for parents and the more competition there is - driving up standards in other schools. However, another aspect of the free school revolution is the scope for innovation. When the first free schools opened in 2011 the critics could say there were "only" 24.

Mon 10 June 2013

One of the country's most prestigious independent schools is to become one of the Government's flagship academies this September, as part of an exodus of schools from the private to the state sector.

Mon 10 June 2013

A SCHOOL for children who find mainstream learning a challenge will join six other free schools opening over four years in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Mon 10 June 2013

AN APPLICATION to open a free school in Romford has been approved by the Department for Education.