Free Schools: Closures

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a list of the free schools that have closed since 2010-11; and how many children were on the roll of each of those schools at the time of those closures.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There are currently 393 free schools open. Since 2010, eight free schools have closed and one closure is planned for summer 2018. They are listed in the attached table.

The primary objective of the Department when making a decision to close a school is to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for pupils and to secure value for money for the taxpayer.

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