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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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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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