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 are in temporary accommodation.

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

Holding answer received on 23 May 2016

As at 23 May 2016, 110 free schools were in some form of temporary accommodation. Some of these schools will be open in temporary accommodation on their permanent site as part of a phased transition.

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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