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Sixth Form Education

Education written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration is given to existing post-16 provision in areas where a free school seeks to provide sixth form education.

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

Under section 9 of the Academies Act 2010, the Secretary of State for Education is under a duty to consider the impact of establishing a new school on maintained schools, academies and further education institutions in the area in which the new school is situated or proposed to be situated. This requirement applies in relation to the establishment free schools, including a free school proposing to offer post-16 provision.

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