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Theresa backs plans for new Free School in Holyport

  • 26 Oct 2012

Theresa May has backed proposals to establish a new Free School in Holyport. The proposals would see Holyport Free School established as a new day and boarding school in the state sector, on the site of the former Holyport Manor Special Educational Needs School. As a Free School, it would be non-selective and independent of the local authority. The school plans to open in September 2014 with a commitment to providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to succeed.

A public consultation has now opened, allowing local residents to express their views. Local parents are also able to register an interest in having their child attend the school. The consultation closes on 16th November 2012. Theresa has responded to the consultation and expressed her support for the school opening.

Commenting, Theresa said: “Holyport Free School would be a welcome addition to educational provision in the Maidenhead area. The group behind this proposal have strong experience in education and have put together an impressive plan. I particularly support their commitment to providing the highest academic standards.”

“It is important for people to know that – like all Free Schools – this school would be non-selective and open to children from all backgrounds. Holyport Free School has the potential to make a significant contribution to the quality of local education, and therefore to further improve the life-chances of children and young people in the local area.”

For more information about the school click here