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Free Schools

Education written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools do not use the national curriculum; and how many do not use nationally negotiated pay agreements to determine teacher pay.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 7 November 2011

The Department does not hold this information. As with academies, all mainstream free schools have freedoms over the curriculum they deliver, provided it is broad and balanced. Similarly, free schools are able to set their own pay and conditions for their staff.

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