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13/08/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Our students Artwork exhibited in Strickland Riverton, Australia to be a part of the global artist trading card project. 5430 children across the world drawing about what makes them happy 🙌🏻 https://t.co/A9HpQfQBHj

07/08/19

Wow - our work displayed down-under! 👏👏 https://t.co/ZKfoN7x1my

18/07/19

Retweeted From Teacher 2.0

Collated our literacy provision for 2019-20 on the plane, hopefully that's everything (?!) and now I'm on holiday. Happy holidays ! https://t.co/PbXdkUVrKN

17/07/19

Retweeted From Mousey

Well organised sports day by . It was nice to see a good variety of events which promoted inclusivity for all. Fantastic team ethos from the pupils cheering each other on irrespective of house. https://t.co/D5J6snyZpX

17/07/19

An absolute pleasure - thank you for supporting the students yesterday! https://t.co/ZOgWsoLOo5

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Fantastic Sports Day at MPS yesterday - well done everyone for participating and cheering each other on! https://t.co/pDRWwBJHfl

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Standing Long Jump enjoyed by our Year 7s https://t.co/G5N809CuuH

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Students enjoying the mixed relay. Well done Nutfield. https://t.co/lgnb7EAOy1

17/07/19

Great Sports Day Mr G! Well done for organising. https://t.co/KjWxzxP6F1

10/07/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Our Choir performing at the Quality Street Fair on Saturday https://t.co/dnjv6omSoD

09/07/19

Retweeted From Tamasine Kimber

Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of seeing this smile 3 times in the evening - once after he performed and twice when he won awards for his hard work and resilience. Thank you for bringing out what we always knew was there! You rock! https://t.co/tw5eHTmPS5

06/07/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

A lovely afternoon with the Art club students attending the Coppice Lea summer BBQ and saying goodbye to the residents for the summer! ☀️ https://t.co/dSe0gueLop

06/07/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

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05/07/19

What a great evening last night - thank you to all our families for supporting the brilliant and talented children. https://t.co/drjAJHHiiR

05/07/19

Don’t forget our students’ work is being displayed this week at The Merstham Hub https://t.co/rA7jFAGiDU

05/07/19

We have been awarded The Arts Mark at MPS! Well done to Mrs Harkness for all her great work. https://t.co/eytrG0K0UJ

05/07/19

Great performances last night at our Celebration Evening. Thank you to all our students for performing and families for supporting. https://t.co/bJOt2x8x4f

05/07/19

Three ladies awarded 100% attendance by Mr Beard. Well done ladies 👏👏 https://t.co/7Km7WTwyVJ

03/07/19

Join us tomorrow evening from 6.15pm at Reigate St Mary’s Church Centre on chart Lane Reigate. Celebration Evening at MPS https://t.co/EZjruWXhnq

02/07/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

We had great fun creating name sculptures today with our new students joining us next year 👨‍🎨🖊✂️👩‍🎨✏️🔤 https://t.co/w57wiuElh8

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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