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Failing free school told to close

One of the Government's flagship free schools - Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex - has been ordered to close amid continuing concerns about the standard of education it is offering.

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Council aims to 'minimise disruption to children'

West Sussex County Council has said it will make every effort to minimise disruption to the children who will be without a school in April.

We will work with parents to ensure that school places are found for pupils in accordance with published admission arrangements and we will accommodate parental preference where possible.

Although we have had no control over this situation, every effort will now be made to try and minimise disruption to children's education.

We hope that a meeting for parents can be arranged shortly to discuss options available to them.

– West Sussex County Council statement

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