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Euphemia Tue 30-Aug-11 18:27:08

So is anyone sending their child(ren) to one of the new Free schools?

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on this, and about how it works out for you.

I'm in Scotland, where we don't have such madness things, and I'm interested in hearing more about them than what Michael Gove thinks.

CaptainMartinCrieff Tue 30-Aug-11 18:32:59

I'm intrigued too... Only time will tell I guess. I've just been reading about the first one in London which will have the children there from 8am-6pm and will have 2 week long half terms and a 4 week summer holiday. It's going to take years to determine whether it'll be effective or a huge failure. It's a gamble.

jackstarb Tue 30-Aug-11 18:59:25

I just posted this article on the Melissa Benn thread. Free Schools - for and against. It's Benn (anti) debating with Rachel Wolf (for) of the New School Network. Covers most points.

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