Free school parents protest

Parents of children due to start at a new free school in Bradford are staging a protest. They are angry that the government has pulled funding for the One In A Million school just days before it was due to open at Valley Parade.

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Department for Education defends decision to delay school

The Department for Education is defending its decision to put the opening of the One in a Million School in Bradford on hold. Officials pulled the plug on its investment because not all the places at the school had been filled.

Setting up a Free School is a difficult task and we thank One in a Million for all their hard work. Before any new schools open their doors, we have to be sure that all the conditions we set have been met. Making certain that new schools raise standards is one of the reasons why our Free Schools have been so popular with families across England. We still hope that One in a Million will open in 2013. We understand that the parents and children hoping to attend One in a Million will be disappointed.

– Department for Education spokesperson

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