Free schools in the West

Several free schools open in the West Country this week.

Latest ITV News reports

New free schools to open this month

  • Marine Academy Primary, Plymouth
  • Plymouth School of Creative Arts (all-thorough), Plymouth
  • Route 39 Secondary Academy, Devon
  • Sparkwell All Saints Primary, Devon
  • Steiner Academy (all-through), Exeter

They are schools that are paid for by the tax payer but not under the control of the local authority, they are run by parents and teachers.

Two University Training Colleges (UTC) will also open in September, including the Devon Health Studio School in Torbay, and Plymouth UTC.

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Free schools open in Devon

Five new free schools are opening in Devon on Tuesday.

They are schools that are paid for by the tax payer but not under the control of the local authority, they are run by parents and teachers.

Some of the schools will have an area of speciality such as a marine-element or performing arts.