Courtroom offer to Free School providers
14 Nov 2011
Prospective free school founders are being invited to make use of disused court rooms for their new schools.
The Department for Education is offering three magistrates courts and one youth court as suitable accommodation for free schools. It has also identified two of its own office buildings, one in Darlington and the other in Runcorn, as 'suitable' for free schools.
Meanwhile, 8 new free schools - including the special schools and 5 'alternative provision' schools, have been approved by ministers. They join 79 others that are due to open from next year onwards.
One of the 'alternative provision' schools, designed for vulnerable youngsters, will be run by the charitable arm of Everton Football Club. David Moyes, manager of the premiership team, said it would 'provide a real chance for some less-privileged, less-fortunate children'.
There was no mention of any school uniform being in the club's blue-and-white colours.