Free School bid to Government

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A GROUNDBREAKING campus teaching children with cerebral palsy is bidding to become Sheffield’s first Free School – a move which could bring in up to £200,000 a year in extra funding.

High Green’s Paces School is applying to the Department for Education to make the change, which is expected to be ratified by September 2012.

Ray Kohn, who has acted as a consultant to the school for the last 10 years, said: “With the potential to gain more funding and extra independence, the Free School option is a no-brainer for us. We hope too to be able to take on more support staff. We just want to help more children with cerebral palsy.”