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Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether new (a) free schools, (b) academies, (c) school sixth forms and (d) university technical colleges will be permitted to open while an area-based review of education and training institutions is underway.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

All applications to open a free school, academy, school sixth form or university technical college are assessed on a case by case basis against the published criteria, taking account of local needs and circumstances.

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