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Free Schools

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Conservative, Surrey Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with which university vice-chancellors she has discussed opening new free schools; and what progress has been made on opening such schools.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

My Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State has held meetings with vice chancellors and representative bodies, including Universities UK, as part of her engagement with the higher education sector on how it can step-up its involvement with schools, including through the establishment of Free Schools. The Government is currently considering responses to the Schools That Work For Everyone consultation and will respond in due course.

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