What is a Free School? - Merstham Park School
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01/08/18

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01/08/18

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31/07/18

We are seeking a person to join our admin team: https://t.co/D9h5hWLHKI

31/07/18

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We have a great opportunity for an accountant to join our team https://t.co/8ioRwAvbOo

21/07/18

As are the school - contact us in September for a visit! https://t.co/VM2uXWsGp8

21/07/18

We are looking forward to working as a collective team to set up a great school for all our children. https://t.co/kgkdW2UnjB

20/07/18

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15/07/18

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14/07/18

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Are you still looking for a teaching role for September? Whether you are looking for part-time hours, job share options, temporary contracts, general supply or flexible working opportunities, we would love to hear from you. 020 8716 4987 recruitment.org https://t.co/RAF7aWD7qW

28/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

It was great visiting Walton On the Hill Primary School today for Year 6 transition. https://t.co/sMhXi4DVY1

15/06/18

Without willing volunteers like you Lynne, so much is left undone. Hope you had appropriate Risk Assessment?

15/06/18

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Ramadan is over. Eid is tmrw. Please remember to ask your students on Monday if they had a lovely Eid. And it would be great if you said Eid Mubarak to them.

15/06/18

We are proud to be taking some lovely Year 6 students from Salfords.#grow,learn,flourish https://t.co/gXNH6AsyrH

14/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Great support, care and guidance offered to enable you to grow, learn and flourish! https://t.co/Ui3ewF5f91

12/06/18

Been a busy couple of weeks for our Headteacher visiting our new Year 6 pupils! https://t.co/lN2oQmWAQW

12/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

I enjoyed the transition visit to Wray Common School for Merstham Park. , learn, flourish https://t.co/eF12OAsgCD

12/06/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

A huge thank you to staff at Reigate Priory for a positive transition visit for Merstham Park School. https://t.co/yeK736fuq9

10/06/18

Set up at All Saints Church Fair, Merstham. https://t.co/xFIF2XaSVp

29/05/18

Congratulations! https://t.co/lsNrmRNDdj

15/05/18

Please share with people you know. Great opportunity to make a big difference for so many young people working with and his team. https://t.co/ZzvEii0ktz

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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