North Westminster free school

Susanna Rustin's picture
I've written in today's Guardian about the "free school" shortly to open in my street - Third Avenue in north Westminster. Local press reports last year suggested a group of parents was involved but the Ark school turns out to have been solicited by the local authority - as I think is envisioned in last week's Education Bill.
The whole process was so rushed that the Ark school hasn't received many applications for this year but thinking about all this some more since I wrote the piece, I think other local schools - one of which is virtually next door - can expect problems related to pupil numbers in 2012.
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Amy Lassman's picture
Thu, 03/02/2011 - 13:15

Hi Susanna,
I read your article in The Guardian with horror. I live on Harrow Road and teach in Kensal Rise where we have just seen off a LA and Ark bid to change our school to academy status. Please contact me so we can discuss this further!

Amy Lassman

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