First day for free education

Well as you may have noticed on the roads this morning, it was back to school for many across the region today. But for some, it was an entirely new type of school

Free schools are state-funded, have the freedom to set their own curriculum and can be set up by parents and community groups.

See below for a full report

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Day one of new free schools

We're visiting the latest free schools to open in our region today - four of the 55 opening this term will be in the south.