Tuesday 18 December 2012

Swaminarayan not now applying for free school status in current round

The independent Swaminaryan School in Brentfield Road, Neasden, has decided not to apply to become a free school in the current round This will allow for further consultation.

The headteacher has written to parents stating:
The governors wish to inform you that after a brief initial survey, they will not be applying for a Free school in the current round. We have received a variety of views both formally and informally, from parents and staff of the school on this very important issue. We want to ensure that we have heard the views of the whole school community. To that end we will carry out a more detailed consultation with parents and staff of the school in the new year
 I understand that among the concerns have been expressed are that academic standards will be eroded if the school is no longer able to select pupils for the Prep school and whether central government funding would be sufficient to maintain the small class sizes teachers and children currently enjoy.

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