The Durham Free School News

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Durham Free School rated as 'successful' by DfE mo...
28 Jan 2015

"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  [ ... ]

Durham Free School Governors demand answers from E...
28 Jan 2015

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& [ ... ]

Durham Free School parents and staff outraged by L...
23 Jan 2015

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 [ ... ]

2 weeks to save your school - parents threaten leg...
21 Jan 2015

  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), [ ... ]

Families in Durham back school’s new leadership
15 Jan 2015

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: 'We were right to open Free School'
28 Sep 2014

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 ...
16 Sep 2014

The New Schools Network is today publishing one of the largest polls of parents this year, testing views on how parents view their local school, exploring what parents value in a good school and asking how their own school measures up. The results sh [ ... ]

Free school 'buzzing' with 90 pupils, but still no...
05 Sep 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL free school has trebled in size for the new term, but is still waiting for a permanent site. The Durham Free School (TDFS) opened in the former Durham Gilesgate Sports College last September with 30 year seven pupils. When classes r [ ... ]

The Durham Free School undertakes first residentia...
11 Apr 2014

A FREE school has undertaken its first residential study trip. Pupils from The Durham Free School spent three days in North Yorkshire, staying at a youth hostel in Swaledale. They practised map reading, walked around Reeth and visited an old lead mi [ ... ]

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