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13/11/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Today, Year 8 students provided their view on change starts with us in support of Anti-bullying. Here’s one view: I think change starts with us means that people are going to change their ways and support others if they have bullied anyone else in the past.

11/11/19

Well done Team MPS - we will remember https://t.co/IhiJSpO0Eh

09/11/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Congratulations to our football team for their 8-3 win yesterday - well done to all. https://t.co/9km01rm10u

09/11/19

Well done on representing our school so wonderfully- the public were extremely impressed by excellent behaviour and polite manners!🌟 https://t.co/u48aPY03Dj

09/11/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Year 8 student responded to various artists that explore identity in their work. Their outcomes were personal, meaningful and expressive. https://t.co/Ea8Dm0K2Au

09/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Building an ‘Individual Learning Plan’. Film by ⁦⁦⁩. We follow a similarly student centred, target-focused approach at Merstham Park School in collaboration with parents and carers. ⁦⁦https://t.co/hZGkkyZV0M

08/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

One of our super Coding Club students working collaboratively to build our School Robot . https://t.co/yJKr3s9tIu

30/10/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

What is Project Based Learning? In students work on a project over an extended period of time – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation. https://t.co/OBJZBsHdBK

29/10/19

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Well done Jack! We are all so proud that you got to perform in London. A little love and nurture help us achieve beyond what we could have hoped and dreamed for - wel done Young man. 👏 https://t.co/78wbIczZew

28/10/19

Retweeted From 🇲🇾 TeacherToolkit.co.uk

Time wins always for teachers. Good to see 6k+ users! 👏🏻

28/10/19

So proud of you - I hope you received a massive 👏👏👏 at the end. Enjoy your half term break. Well done 🌟 https://t.co/iaTeap0s9f

28/10/19

Well done Jack! We are all so proud that you got to perform in London. A little love and nurture help us achieve beyond what we could have hoped and dreamed for - wel done Young man. 👏 https://t.co/78wbIczZew

25/10/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Inspiring 👇🏾 https://t.co/oCeXwTOUJH

22/10/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students in Y8 worked in groups to research a worldview / religion, applying a sociological approach. They produced a website, a photo-story and interviewed a believer. Take a look! https://t.co/ebeKYgKdeD

22/10/19

Another website created in ITP by a team of Year 8s - well done! https://t.co/lPc2bgFGwe

22/10/19

Fantastic work from our students under the guidance of Mr Briggs - well done. https://t.co/7c9rCFzx4A

18/10/19

The alarm has been deactivated- sorry that it has caused an distribution to your evening. https://t.co/b5WikkMU1P

18/10/19

On route to check and deactivate- apologises https://t.co/6AZ9j2aVHt

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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