The Durham Free School News
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Students, staff and parents of The Durham Free School have marked the school’s closure with a service of thanksgiving. Less than two years after opening, Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan ordered that the school be shut despite a pas [ ... ]
Students from a school at the centre of a national debate about education have 'escaped to the country' on a residential field trip. While campaigners continue to fight for the future of The Durham Free School, life is carrying on as normal for p [ ... ]
Families are still applying for their children to join a Durham school, now and in the future, even though it is threatened with closure. The Durham Free School has received several applications this week from parents who want to transfer th [ ... ]
"A successful free school securing good teaching and promoting positive attitudes to learning in their pupils.”That was the assessment in June of a school by a Department of Education "expert" that the Secretary of State now wants to close. The [ ... ]
Governors of the Durham Free School are demanding answers from education officials on issues they say will prove why the proposed closure of the school is unfair. John Denning, chairman of governors, has made ten formal requests under the& [ ... ]
Staff and parents at The Durham Free School have expressed outrage at "aggressive and bullying" behaviour towards families to commit quickly to moving their children to other schools. The Free School remains open as normal while parents build a grow [ ... ]
DEVASTATED parents and staff have just two weeks to save a failed flagship free school, it emerged today. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced she was terminating funding for Durham Free School (DFS) yesterday (Monday, January 19), [ ... ]
PARENTS have rallied to voice their support for a school they say is transforming their children's lives. Families from The Durham Free School came together to back the school’s new leadership and to express their anger at negative comments by [ ... ]
PARENTS who fought to open the first free school in County Durham say new research has validated their campaign. More than a third of parents in the North East think the standard of schools in their area is average or worse, according to a new surve [ ... ]
- Parental dissatisfaction with local school choice ...
- Free school 'buzzing' with 90 pupils, but still no...
- The Durham Free School undertakes first residentia...
- Durham Free School prepares for 50-strong intake w...
- Community hits back
- Pupils speak out
- Durham's first free school officially open
- The Durham Free School unveils its new uniform
- Green Light for new Durham Free School
- Double Boost for Durham Free School
- Gilesgate Community Centre survives school shake u...
- Durham Free School's first pupils meet
- Temporary Site Announced
- Longer day for Durham Free School
- Consultation Begins
- Base set up
- Increased Parental Choice
- Nothing to Fear
- Durham's Free School
- Final Hurdle
- Bid Finalised
- An advantage for rich and poor
- Fast-tracked for success
- New Jobs Created