MPs urge examination of first city free school

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Two Sheffield MPs have asked Education Secretary Michael Gove to investigate the viability of Sheffield’s first free school, which will offer sixth form education in the north of the city.

Angela Smith and David Blunkett have written to express concerns that Chapeltown Academy has not yet announced its location, despite it being due to open in September, and it sponsoring body “has very little teaching experience”.

In addition, the MPs say the academy is refusing to reveal the names of those on the shadow governing body.


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