Education Secretary Michael Gove has given the go-ahead to a number of new free schools in the region.
Controversial Free Schools have defied their critics and opened today in Bedford and Beccles.
Two controversial Free Schools have opened for the first time in Suffolk and Bedfordshire
The MP for Waveney, Peter Aldous, has expressed his disappointment today that the Government approved the Seckford Foundation’s application to open a Free School in Beccles. He said:
– Peter Aldous MP
“I am disappointed with the Government’s decision to go ahead with the free school in Beccles. Investing in education in Waveney is essential in order to raise the standards of teaching and to help our young people reach their aspirations in life. After talking to many local people I came to the conclusion that a free school in the area was not needed and could potentially have a negative impact.
"I will now be working with all schools and colleges in the area to help ensure the outcome is the one we all want – better education for local pupils.”