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Delayed free school cancelled over site issues

A free school plagued by delays has now been scrapped without teaching a single pupil after problems finding a site –...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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School loses high court bid to gag Ofsted publishing ‘inadequate’ inspection report

A free school has lost a high court challenge to gag Ofsted from publishing a damning inspection report –...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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High court backs government in landmark free school site ruling

A high court judge has ruled in favour of the government in a landmark planning battle over a free...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Cameron unveils 31 new free schools on last visit as PM – but details are thin

David Cameron has unveiled the latest wave of approved free school applications, in one of his final acts as...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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31 New Free Schools: The Complete List

Prime minister David Cameron has just announced the approval of 31 new free schools, the last wave under his premiership....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Church of England plans 125 new free schools under ‘bold’ expansion

The number of Church of England (CofE) free schools is set to increase by more than 10-fold under new...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Plagued free school move delayed again

A free school plagued with problems at its proposed new site next to an airfield – including asbestos and...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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European free school nervously awaits Morgan exam approval

The country’s only European-branded state school is at risk of not being able to offer its flagship qualification following...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Free schools boss to run Theresa May’s campaign

New Schools Network director Nick Timothy is taking a break from his role to run Theresa May’s campaign for...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker