The latest wave of approved free school applications is as follows…
Opening September 2016
– Rugby Free Secondary School, Warwickshire. 1,260 places for 11 to 19-year-olds. Set up by Knowledge School Trust.
Opening September 2017
– John Donne Primary Free School, Peckham, London. Almost 500 spaces (including 60 at nursery). Set up by the John Donne Primary School (JDPS).
– Catch22 Northamptonshire Academy, Northampton. 100 alternative provision places for struggling four to 16-year-olds. Set up by Catch22 Multi-Academy Trust.
– Corby Free Special School, Northamptonshire. Up to 100 places. Set up by the Maplefields Teaching School Alliance.
– The Swan School, Oxford. 880 places. Set up by Cherwell School.
– Piper Hill Vocational Learning Free School, Wythenshawe, Cheshire. 25 places for 11 to 19-year-olds with severe learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. Set up by The Piper Hill Learning Trust.
– Bury St Edmunds Technical Academy, Suffolk. Set up by the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust.
– Saint Anne’s High School for Girls, Luton, Bedfordshire. 750 places for secondary school-age pupils. Set up by a group of local teachers.
– XP East, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 350 places for secondary school-age pupils. Set up by the XP Schools Trust.
– Solihull Alternative Provision Academy, Solihull, West Midlands. 90 places for pupils currently “disengaged with education”. Set up by three headteachers from the local area.
– Lime Tree High School, Reigate, Surrey. 900 places for secondary school-age pupils. Set up by the Glyn School.
– CAPA College, Leeds. Specialist performing arts college. Set up by the Wakefield Diocesan Academies Trust.
– Gipsy Hill Secondary School, Lambeth, London. 1,600 places. Run by the Gipsy Hill Federation.
– MacIntyre Special Free School, Rugby, Warwickshire. 80 places for nine to 19-year-olds with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and conditions on the autistic spectrum. Set up by MacIntyre Academies Trust.
– The Bridge AP Free School, Medway, Kent. 40 places for five to 11-year-olds with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in Medway. Set up by the Delce Academy Trust.
– Norton Hill Primary School, Midsomer Norton, Somerset. 420 places for four to 11-year-olds. Set up by the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership.
– Herts International Christian School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. 630 places for four to 11-year-olds specialising in Spanish from the primary phase.
– Yavneh Primary School, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Jewish faith school. 420 places. Set up by the Yavneh College Academy Trust.