Justine Greening has today announced the approval of 77 new free schools.

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Below is the full list of schools approved:


East Midlands

Avanti Leicester School, Leicester

Derby Cathedral School, Derby

REAch2 Collingtree,

REAch2 Moulton


East of England

A Level Sixth Form School, Bury St Edmunds

Central Ipswich Free School

REAch2 AP Meadow, Lowestoft

REAch2 Aveley/Ockendon

REAch2 Beeston Park 1

REAch2 Beeston Park 2

REAch2 Chelmsford

REAch2 Chilton Leys (Stowmarket)

REAch2 Chilton Woods (Sudbury)

REAch2 Colchester

REAch2 White House Farm

REAch2 Wolsey Grange (South Ipswich)

REAch2 Woods Meadow (Lowestoft)

Sir Frederick Gibbered College, Harlow Town

The Trinity College, Colchester



Abelle Free Primary School, Barking and Dagenham

Anglo Portuguese School of London, Lambeth

Avanti Brent School, Brent

Bishop Arden Church of England Free School, Hillingdon

Compton Cricklewood, Finchley

Emmanuel Community School 2, Chingford

Greatfields Primary School, Barking and Dagenham

Harris Academy Redbridge

Harris Academy Sutton

Harris Academy Thornton Heath

Harris Primary Lewisham

Hillingdon High School

Lymington Fields School, Barking and Dagenham

Mallard Primary School, Barking and Dagenham

Mulberry School for Boys, Tower Hamlets

North Brent School

Orchard Hill Special Free School, Hillingdon

Orchard Hill Special Free School, Sutton

Royal Wharf Primary School, Newham

Saracens High School, Barnet

Spa School Camberwell

The Bridge Satellite Provision, Islington

The Windmill School, Barnet

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, Woolwich


North East

Laidlaw School Trust Alternative Provision School (LSTAP), Newcastle

United West Academy, Newcastle


North West

ASPIRE Centre, Kings Leadership Academy, Liverpool

Cathedral Free School, Liverpool

Cumbria Academy for Autism

Halcyon Way, Oldham

The Heights, Burnley

Queen Elizabeth Studio, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Springboard Project, Oldham


South East

Aspire Special School, Sittingbourne

Horton Heath

REAch2 Reading

REAch2 Western expansion area 1

REAch2 Western expansion area 2

REAch Woodley

Sandcross Alexander, Redhill


South West

Brunel ASC Free School, Swindon

Cathedral Enterprise School, Bristol

East Village CofE Academy, Swindon

Exeter Creative School, Exeter

The Harbour School, Poole

Middle Wichel CE Academy, Swindon

Primary Digital Academy, Monkerton

West of Barnstaple Free School


West Midlands

The Ladder Free School, Walsall

REAch2 Burton

REAch2 Lichfield

REAch2 Nuneaton

REAch2 Rugby

REAch2 Telford


Yorkshire and Humber

Bradford Girls Academy

Dixons Free Sixth Form, Bradford

New College Bradford

The Stephen Longfellow Academy, Leeds

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    • Jill Henry

      Especially when only about a third of their current 50 schools have been inspected by Ofsted.

      Also, will CEO Steve Lancashire increase his salary again from his current £225,000. Last time he increased it by £30k in one year he justified it by saying it was because of the amount of schools he oversaw.

      I see Reach got one school. There is also Reach4 which seems to be growing.

      What next Reach4thestars!

      It is completely reckless of the government to expand the chaotic free school and academy programme when it is proving to be such a mess.