Two new free schools given the green light
‘More places will mean more options for parents’
HILLINGDON will have two new free schools, including one for students with special educational needs, after getting approval.
The Gazette recently reported the Bishop Ramsey Academy Trust has been given the goahead to build the Bishop Arden Church of government England School in the borough, ready to open in September 2018.
Alongside this successful bid, Hillingdon High School and Orchard Hill Special Free School have also been given the go-ahead Department Education.
Education secretary Justine Greening said: “Our country needs more good school places for children. This next wave of free schools means more options for parents so they can choose a place that really works for their child’s talents and needs.
“Alongside the reforms announced last week, this will build on the progress that has seen 1.4 million more children in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools than in 2010.
“This will help deliver the true meritocracy the prime minister has pledged to create.”
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