Free Schools in Brent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2207
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The government announced free schools in Brent which is Gateway Academy and Gladstone School. What are your views of free schools and what role will you play?

Answer

Answer for Free Schools in Brent

Answer for Free Schools in Brent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I strongly support the Free Schools programme, both as a way of raising standards and as a means of addressing London's school places shortage. That is why we have committed to identifying 10 properties within the GLA Group portfolio for Free School use, and why we have set up a dedicated unit to support Free School groups - particularly in finding sites.