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Protest as Free Schools open

Two controversial Free Schools have opened for the first time. Bedford Free School opened its doors despite being declined planning permission by the local council, while Beccles Free School in Suffolk started term with less than half its expected number of pupils. The pair are among 11 opening in the East this month.

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