It seems the proposal to establish a Montessori free school in south Manchester is at a fairly early stage. Over the last few weeks there has been the beginnings of a local publicity campaign and they have set up a Google website
seeking support .
At the moment there is no rationale is provided publicly for the proposal other than Montessori schools are a good thing and the legislation allows us to do it. Its not clear exactly what the location could be - south Manchester is quite a big area and is not, by and large, short of good primary schools. At this point I'm not sure what the interest will be. There has been a recent shortage of reception places that the local authority has had to address but this, in itself, is not sufficient to justify a new school.
I would be interested if anyone knows more about the proposal and to hear from any other LSN members based in south Manchester.