Application for a Stroud Steiner Free School to be submitted in January
CAMPAIGNERS for a Stroud Steiner Free School are one step closer to achieving their goal after the success of their initial draft proposal.
The team behind the scheme are celebrating after being awarded a place on the New Schools Network’s Development Programme which means they will get expert advice and a grant to help with their full free school application.
Project manager Tarra Gilder-Rai said: “We are delighted that we have been able to get a placement.
“It means that we have a good chance of opening a free school in Stroud with the curriculum and vision that so many people would like for their children”.
The New Schools Network is a charity that works with groups who want to set up free schools, supporting them to prepare their applications to the Department for Education.
So far around 900 children have been signed up in support of the school and the team will be submitting the application to the Department of Education in January 2014.
Natasha Ramm, the team's evidence of demand lead, said: “We are convinced there is a demand for such a school and over the coming months we would like people who are interested to show their support by filling in our survey.
To fill in the survey go to www.stroudsteinerfreeschool.org.uk/survey/.
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