Free Schools

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools spent more than one year in temporary accommodation in each year since 2011.

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

Holding answer received on 23 May 2016

Since the start of the programme in 2011, around 200 free schools have opened in some form of temporary accommodation. The majority of these schools have spent one to two years in temporary accommodation before moving to their permanent site.

Opening free schools in temporary accommodation has ensured that we have been able to meet a need for places and support free school trusts to open much needed new schools at the earliest opportunity.

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