Boost for parents as another free school for the local area is approved

Theresa May has welcomed the news that a new school has been approved for Bray. Bray Free Primary School has been approved by Ministers as one of 102 new free schools to open across England from September 2014 and beyond. Free schools are new state schools opened by groups of parents, teachers or charities. They give parents more choice of school and ensure more children can get a great state education. Bray Free Primary School joins Holyport College as local free schools that have received approval.

The school plans to open on the site of the former Winbury Preparatory School in Bray in September 2014. It will be a non-fee paying, non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational school. Initially opening in 2014 with 28 in the Reception Year, the school will grow organically to a full capacity of 196 pupils.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has identified a need for more primary school places in Maidenhead in time for September 2014 and has stated that they will be seeking to encourage other potential new free schools in the area.

Commenting, Theresa said: “I am delighted that Bray Free Primary School has been approved. This is a boost for parents in Bray and will help ensure that we have sufficient primary school places in time for September 2014. Along with Holyport College, it is great that new free schools are going to be opening soon and making use of local sites that otherwise would go unused. The Royal Borough is right to be encouraging more free schools in order to ensure greater choice for parents locally.”

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