Free Schools

by Admin 22nd September 2011 06:20

The new school term has started and for children going to one of the Conservative Government's new Free Schools this has probably been greeted with enthusiasm excitement and maybe a little trepidation.  



The Free School programme was a flagship policy for the Conservative party and championed by Michael Gove in the lead up to the general election – promising interested parent groups, charities and local groups the opportunity to set up their own publicly funded schools free from local authority control.

So what do parents in general think of these new schools?  Are they greeted with the enthusiasm that presumambly abounds amongst parents whose children started the new term in one of them?

We asked parents what they thought of Free Schools.  Half of the parents felt unable to comment as they did not know enough aboutwhat a Free School was to decide.  Of the remainder slightly more parents did not agree that Free Schools were a good thing.

Time, and ultimately performance will tell whether the change has been a positive one amongst parents.

Check back here at the end of term to see if parent opinion has changed.


Usurv interviewed 200 respondents on 20th September 2011

Click here for full results