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Schools: Free Schools

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulation or guidance has been issued by the Department for Education or Ofsted regarding catchment areas when free schools are proposed.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Guidance on How to open a free school is available on the Department for Education's website:

That guidance sets out that free schools are required through their funding agreements to adopt practices and arrangements, which can include the use of catchment areas, that are consistent or in accordance with the school admissions code, the school admission appeals code and admissions law as it applies to maintained schools.

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