Crawley free school first in Sussex

Sussex is to have one of the country’s first “free schools” after Education Secretary Michael Gove announced the plans had made it through to the final round. Under coalition reforms that allowparents, charities and businesses to set up schools, almost 700 groups made inquiries and 100 submitted bids.

Discovery New School in Crawley is one of just eight projects that are nowin the pre-opening stage, Mr Gove will tell the first national Free Schools conference today.

The primary school will have a Christian ethos. Admissions will be open to all irrespective of faith and the curriculum will teach respect and tolerance.

Critics claimed the free schools will be expensive to run. But Andrew Snowdon, who is leading the bid for the Crawley school, said: “We passionately believe that primary education makes an enormous difference.”

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11:03pm Sat 29 Jan 11

jeremy radvan says...

Andrew Snowdon said “We passionately believe that primary education makes an enormous difference.”
Wow! Deep!
Andrew Snowdon said “We passionately believe that primary education makes an enormous difference.” Wow! Deep! jeremy radvan

4:05pm Sun 30 Jan 11

stan bailey says...

Don't we have schools for that already? if you want a private education, you should dig deep in your own pocket, not mine
Don't we have schools for that already? if you want a private education, you should dig deep in your own pocket, not mine stan bailey

4:27pm Sun 30 Jan 11

jeremy radvan says...

stan bailey wrote:
Don't we have schools for that already? if you want a private education, you should dig deep in your own pocket, not mine
Actually Stan, people who choose a private education already dig deep into your pocket. They don't pay vat on the fees, the majority of their teachers are trained by the state at no cost to the private system and private school teachers have access to the Teachers Pension Scheme which is heavily subsidised by the Government. Close the scroungers down now!!!
[quote][p][bold]stan bailey[/bold] wrote: Don't we have schools for that already? if you want a private education, you should dig deep in your own pocket, not mine[/p][/quote]Actually Stan, people who choose a private education already dig deep into your pocket. They don't pay vat on the fees, the majority of their teachers are trained by the state at no cost to the private system and private school teachers have access to the Teachers Pension Scheme which is heavily subsidised by the Government. Close the scroungers down now!!! jeremy radvan

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