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Mon 3 June 2013

A music school is set to open in Tower Hamlets for 16 to 19 year olds as part of 102 new free schools approved by Michael Gove the Education Secretary.

Mon 3 June 2013

A bilingual free primary school has been given the green light to set up in Lincolnshire, in a move that will create new teaching vacancies and classroom assistant jobs.

Fri 31 May 2013

Parents are celebrating after they were given the go-ahead by Government to set up Wokingham’s first primary free school.

Campaigners behind the Evendons Primary School project discovered on Tuesday, May 21, that their bid had been approved by the Department for Education (DfE).

Free Schools in the media
Wed 29 May 2013

TWO new free schools have been given the green light to open in Enfield in 2014. 

Wed 29 May 2013

THE town’s first “all-through” school – providing both primary and secondary education – is set to open in September 2014.

Crawley Free School will cater for students from the age of four right through to 16 and once full there will be more than 1,000 pupils on site.

Wed 29 May 2013

Spalding’s first “free school” is set to be ready for its first intake of pupils in September 2014.


Wed 29 May 2013

A new secondary school in Radlett will have a "unique" feel to it, according to the parents and teachers behind the project.

The new Harperbury Free School, which will take applicants from St Albans, will hold breakfast clubs to help gear its students up for the day ahead, as well as compulsory after-school homework clubs.

Tue 28 May 2013


Havering’s first free school has been given the go ahead by the Department of Education.

Oasis Academy Romford was one of 102 free schools approved by the Secretary of State For Education last week.