Free School Proposal Update
Thank you to everyone who has liked our Facebook page or visited the website and to those who have emailed and phone me directly about this exciting project. You may have wondered why there haven’t been many updates recently…….
As I’m sure you will be aware, the Government has called an election! This means all government departments have entered ‘purdah’ so no new business can be conducted by any department. The department for education have therefore delayed again publishing the criteria and opening the bid window for the next wave of free school applications.
From our perspective, the GLA is still assessing whether we will make a bid once the long awaited window does open! This is obviously dependent on the criteria once it is published, but also on whether we feel we can meet the needs of the community. In the meantime, we continue to work with the local authority and continue to seek ways of engaging with the community to ensure all parties are kept fully informed.
Any questions or comments, please feel free to email me.
Shirley Clarke – firstname.lastname@example.org