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16/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Technology required for brand new six-form entry secondary school in Mersham - The successful candidate will ensure that Technology has a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities https://t.co/7mrCS2cii9 https://t.co/lJyzxPBpvN

09/04/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

If the BBC2 Documentary "School" proved anything, I believe it's that as a profession, it's time we start better supporting those that lead our schools... https://t.co/uAy8FeG1fq

05/04/19

Wishing our whole community a Happy Easter! https://t.co/iTmJ3lp3tp

05/04/19

How far can you send an egg without it cracking - teamwork challenge. https://t.co/RIxK7sdoMN

05/04/19

Students at Merstham Park enjoying our House Master Tasks today - well done to you all. https://t.co/H1QS222yKY

04/04/19

Passionate teaching will never change at our school and a delay in the arrival of our new building won’t alter that. Proud to be part of big changes and a new community. https://t.co/9BpbzzfZvZ

03/04/19

Great things will be achieved, but our new building has been delayed - our standards are high and it will be time well spent. https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP Looking forward to a bright future.

02/04/19

We continue with excellence while the new building is developed. There has been a delay, but nothing has changed in our big plans for a fantastic future https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP

01/04/19

Fantastic to have our students participating at the GLF Schools Science Fair for winners! https://t.co/tsLHYaXwDS

01/04/19

Our amazing school will have a fantastic new home, but there has been a delay. We are all committed to creating the best, but it will take a bit more time than we hoped - see the full story https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

30/03/19

We aim very high at all times in our brilliant school and there is a delay on the new buildings. Our passion and teaching will not be affected, we look forward to growing our community https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

29/03/19

Passionate teaching will never change at our school and a delay in the arrival of our new building won’t alter that. Proud to be part of big changes and a new community. https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

29/03/19

ICYMI: Did you see our wonderful team during World Book Day? They looked amazing! https://t.co/SqLOJvlq6J

29/03/19

Great things will be achieved, but our new building has been delayed - our standards are high and it will be time well spent. https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP Looking forward to a bright future.

29/03/19

Don't forget our Year 5 open mornings in April - https://t.co/xAGXLZQCvq

28/03/19

We continue with excellence while the new building is developed. There has been a delay, but nothing has changed in our big plans for a fantastic future https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

28/03/19

ICYMI - great event!! Looking forward to Monday. https://t.co/roPN3WFBij

28/03/19

Our amazing school will have a fantastic new home, but there has been a delay. We are all committed to creating the best, but it will take a bit more time than we hoped - see the full story https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP

19/03/19

Great to see so many fantastic Science entries at MPS today! Well done to all the students who entered. https://t.co/MHRWizWxS0

07/03/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Staff enjoying https://t.co/hE4oU3o9Qn

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What is a Free School?

A Free School is a new type of state school that is funded directly by the Department for Education (DfE).

Free Schools are typically established in areas of strong local demand, where parents and educationalists are able to demonstrate a shared desire to improve the educational prospects for children in their community.

Because it is directly funded by the government, a Free School is independent from local authority control and has the power to set its own financial priorities. For example, a Free School may choose to spend more of its budget on teaching, or direct its resources towards supporting smaller class sizes. A Free School also has the power to set its own curriculum and may even vary the length of the school day if it wishes.

In addition to having to meet the DfE’s rigorous application procedure, all Free Schools are continuously inspected by OFSTED in order to ensure they continue to achieve high standards.

Since the government launched the Free School scheme in 2010, over 300 Free Schools have now opened or been approved to open across the country. So far, nearly every Free School that has opened has been oversubscribed by its second year of operation, with Free secondary schools on average three times oversubscribed. 

The Education Act 2011 now requires any local authority planning a new school to seek proposals for a Free School. The authority may only propose a traditional school if no such proposals are forthcoming

For more information on Free Schools, please visit the Department for Education website www.gov.uk/dfe