Plans for one of country’s largest free schools set for Leeds city centre

by Emma Wilkinson

Leeds city centre could become home to one of the largest free schools in the country, as ministers get behind the plans.

The Ruth Gorse Academy is one of more than 100 free school proposals in England to be given initial approval by the Department of Education.  

The school, which would open in September 2014, has been proposed by Leeds Sustainable Development Group in partnership with the Gorse Academies Trust.

The plan is to provide education to around 1500 primary and secondary students up to 19 years old.

It is one of two schools in Leeds to be given the initial go-ahead, the other being an academy run by the School Partnership Trust.

Free schools, brought in by the Coalition government, are funded by taxpayers but are run independently of local councils and are most commonly set up by charities, businesses and parents.

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2 Responses to Plans for one of country’s largest free schools set for Leeds city centre

  1. Ollie Clark says:

    None of the links in the article work.

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