New free school to open in Alperton

Alperton is to receive a new primary school following approval by the Department for Education.

Floreat Alperton, proposed by the charity Floreat Education, will open in September 2016.

The admissions process will start this September although the free school has yet to find premises.

It plans to admit 60 children into reception and build the numbers year on year.

The charity already has schools opening in Brentford and Wandsworth this year and has been approved to open a primary in Southall.

James O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Floreat Education, said: “The whole team at Floreat is incredibly excited to be opening a new school in Alperton – an area of rich cultures and great diversity, but not without its challenges too.

“Our ‘academics + character’ approach proved really popular with parents when we were marketing the school, and we can’t wait to work with them to create wonderful new community primaries.”

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Natalie Evans, Director of New Schools Network, added: “The application process to set up a free school is incredibly rigorous – as it should be – so it is a testament to Floreat Education’s hard work that they have been approved to open.

“This latest announcement means the total number of free schools open or approved to open has now exceeded 400 marking an incredible milestone. Free Schools are non-profit and state funded.

Ther are free to attend and not controlled by the local authority.