Ingleby Manor free school received approval from the Department for Education last year - but it needs a purpose-built building, and planning permission for that has been rejected by councillors in Stockton.
You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below and see our guide to what free schools are and where else they are planned in the North East here.
More top news
Christopher Parkinson from Sunderland stole £14,000 in cash from his grandfather's home, before blowing it all in under three weeks.
Riders will burn an average of 13,222 calories over the three stages, which equates to 169.5 Yorkshire puddings.
Kirkleatham Museum visitors will be able to gaze at a range of miniature marvels as a major Lego exhibition comes to the borough.