New 'free schools' in the South

Ten new 'free schools' have been given permission to open in the South of England by the Department of Education.

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List of ten new Free School in Meridian region

The Department of Education has released a list of the ten new Free Schools which will open in 2014 in the Meridian region.

  • Bray Free Primary School, Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Cobham Free School (Senior Department), Secondary, Surrey
  • Crawley Free School, All through school, West Sussex
  • Evendons Primary School, Wokingham
  • INSPIRE Special Free School, Secondary, Medway
  • Island Free School, Secondary, Isle of Wight
  • Jubilee Primary School, Kent
  • Salisbury Sixth Form College, Wiltshire
  • The Heights Primary School, Reading
  • West Reading Education Network (WREN), Secondary, Reading

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New Free Schools for the South

The first free schools opened in September 2012 Credit: ITV News Meridian

Ten free schools in our patch have been approved by Department for Education and are due to open in September 2014.

In total 102 new school given go ahead today by the government. Free schools are state funded by outside of local authority control and are set up by parents, charities, teachers and educationalists.

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