Friday, 16 September 2016

Two new free schools approved in Brent

Justine Greening announced approval for 77 new free schools which includes two in Brent.  Approval is only the first step as sites have to be found and staff and pupils recuited.

The first is the North Brent School which I wrote about HERE

The school is backed by three Brent academies, Claremont, Queens Park and Wembley High. Gil Bal, Executive Head of Wembley High, would head up the new school along with her current duties.

The other  is Avanti Brent School,  where the plan is for an all-through (4 yrs-19ys)  Hindu faith school 'open to all backgrounds'  LINK:
Each of our schools whilst underpinned by the same principals of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight will of course be unique and meet local needs. We plan for these schools to have a nursery provision, 2 and 6 forms of entry at Primary & Secondary phases respectively as well as a sixth form.
Finding sites is obviously an issue given previous difficulties.

A new special school sponsored by Woodfield, Manor and Village did have a site in mind LINK but is not on today's list.

A feature of today's list is the rapid expansion of the Reach2 free school chain which has its own dangers.

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