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17/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Ignite a passion for learning and visit an open event https://t.co/3waW1y4Aux https://t.co/8DYWW4QLRP

11/09/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

I loved the school, the staff & the pupils but why does leading have to be at such a great personal cost? https://https://t.co/wnub48Ev8a

06/09/19

With 5 schools serving the Merstham and wider community it is a shame we have not received adequate communication too. Happy to discuss if that helps? https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

I think the community has been let down through a lack of communications and planning. With a six week holiday - ehy agrre for the work to start a week before schools return knowing works will last for three? 1/2 https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

06/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

We have 9 reasons to join but there are loads more. Come to an open evening and find them https://t.co/SOlt5UUOxr https://t.co/XXPyAtmrR3

06/09/19

Looking to make a difference then join the team at GLF https://t.co/VE1wlgy0ay

04/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Our new restaurant opened today with staff getting a yummy preview. Look forward to Year 7 & 11 tasting the wonderful food available from tomorrow! https://t.co/JI31S6Y1Pj

03/09/19

We had a great first day today with our new Year 7’s - nervous at the start of the day and lots of smiles on the way home. See you all tomorrow morning for Day 2.

01/09/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Today marks 7 years since the formation of , when joined as a Trust of two. A lot has changed since! “Things evolve” is a phrase used earlier this year by when visiting - they certainly do!

30/08/19

We hope that all our families have had a restful summer. Don't forget Monday 2nd September is an INSET day, so the school is closed to children. Children return on Tuesday 3 September.

27/08/19

Retweeted From YMCA East Surrey

Pre-school are running a Summer Fun Day tomorrow for children aged 2-5 years. Come along! Tell your friends! Bring a group! We would love to see you there. https://t.co/LDl7QPndGJ

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

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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