Free Schools

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th September 2015.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department's commitment to open 500 Free schools by 2020 as announced on 2 September 2015 will include those schools that open as (a) converter and (b) sponsored academies.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

The Department for Education’s commitment to open 500 free schools during this Parliament will not include schools that will open as converter or sponsored academies.

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