Gove: New free schools like 'private schools you don't have to pay to go to'

Education Secretary Michael Gove visited the first new school to open in Birmingham for 15 years today.
Education Secretary Michael Gove visited the first new school to open in Birmingham for 15 years today. Credit: ITV Central

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said that the Government's new free schools are like "private schools that you don't have to pay to go to".

The Conservative MP visited the first new free school to open in Birmingham for 15 years today and it has been revealed that twice as many new free schools will start the new term this week compared with last year.

For the full interview visit ITV Central.

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