New free schools and technical colleges – list

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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Education secretary Michael Gove has given the green light to build 55 free schools and 13 university technical colleges.

Most of the newly-approved schools are scheduled to open next year.

But the difficulty of securing sites, gaining planning permission and completing building work is expected to see some slippage in the new programme.

This latest wave of free school approvals contains some of the 24 planned technical colleges, already allocated £150m in the last Budget for construction.

These technical schools or UTCs as they will be known will allow 14- to 19 year-olds to dedicate around 40% of their time to learning vocational skills, many for the construction industry.

New colleges in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Burnely will join previously announced Greenwich in London as dedicated construction skills colleges.

Of the free schools aiming to open from 2012 onwards, 21 are primary schools, 33 are secondary schools, eight are all-through schools and one is a 16-19 school.

Free schools

Local Authority School
Barnet Golders Green Jewish Primary School
Bedford Borough* Bedford and Kempston Free School
Birmingham Nishkam School Trust
Blackburn with Darwen* Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School
Bournemouth Parkfield New School
Bradford Dixons City Free Primary
Bradford Dixons City Free School
Bradford One in a Million Free School
Brighton and Hove Brighton Bilingual Primary School
Cornwall St Michael’s Catholic Secondary School
Derby City An Noor School
Dorset The Swanage School
Ealing North Ealing Church of England Academy
Enfield EN3 Primary School
Enfield Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy
Essex Becket Keys Church School
Greenwich The Greenwich Free School
Halton Sandymoor School
Hammersmith and Fulham* Rivendale Primary School
Haringey Haringey Free School
Harrow St Chaitanya’s School
Hertfordshire Alban City School
Hertfordshire Harpenden Free School
Hertfordshire Hatfield Community Free School
Hounslow Reach Academy: Feltham
Kent The Tiger School
Kingston upon Hull* McAuley College Academy
Kirklees* BBG Academy
Lambeth Michaela Community School
Lancashire Chorley Career and Sixth Form Academy
Newham London Academy of Excellence
Newham Newham Free Academy
Newham School 21
Northamptonshire Corby Free School
Northumberland Cramlington Village Primary School
Oxfordshire Europa School UK
Peterborough City of Peterborough Academy
Reading Reading University Technical Academy
Rotherham Rotherham Central Free School
Sandwell The Excellence Academy
Sefton The Hawthorne’s Free School
Shropshire Barrow 1618
Somerset Frome Steiner Academy
Southwark Compass School, Southwark
Southwark Southwark Free School
Southwark* Harris Primary Free School Peckham
Staffordshire The Rural Enterprise Academy
Stockton-on-Tees Barwick’s Own 2nd Secondary School (BO2SS)
Suffolk* The Beccles Free School
Suffolk The Saxmundham Free School
Suffolk Breckland Free School
Sunderland Grindon Hall Free School
Surrey Cobham Free School
Thurrock Gateway Primary Free School
Tower Hamlets CET Primary School
Tower Hamlets Wapping High School
Waltham Forest Emmanuel Community School
Wandsworth* Bolingbroke Academy
Warrington King’s School Woolston
Westminster CET Primary School
Westminster Pimlico Primary
Wigan Atherton Community School
Wokingham West of Wokingham Secondary Free School

From first wave for 2012*

New UTCs

  • Bristol and South Gloucestershire
  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Burnley
  • Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire
  • Daventry
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth
  • Sheffield
  • Silverstone
  • Southwark
  • Wigan
  • There are eight free schools* and three UTCs already working to be established in 2012. Twenty four free schools opened last April bringing the list to more than 100.

    Gove said: “The people who are driving free schools and UTCs are true pioneers. They are leading a revolution in the education system.

    “These new schools allow talented and experienced people to be imaginative and bold in creating great new schools.

    He added: “They will offer more choice to parents in the type of education their child receives, and will raise standards in many communities where the need is great.

    “UTCs are also a key part of the Government’s drive to provide school leavers with the technical knowledge and skills that industry demands. This is vital for our economic growth.”

    Free Schools are funded by the Government and, like academies, have greater freedoms than local authority run schools.

    They are run by teachers and have freedom over the length of the school day, the curriculum and how they spend their money.

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