Free schools 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1475
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you support the proposal for a free school organised by Avanti House school for the Broadfields site, Edgware, and if not what do you propose to do about it?

Answer

Answer for Free schools 1

Answer for Free schools 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Avanti House school has been open since September 2012. Its relocation is ultimately a matter for the Department for Education and the London Borough of Barnet. While appreciating concerns raised, there is a pressing need for school places across London and securing suitable sites is often difficult. That is why I have set up a dedicated unit to help free schools find sites. We will of course support the DfE in exploring alternative sites should they wish to do so.