Education secretary Nicky Morgan signs off creation of 35 new schools

Nicky Morgan

The government has approved the creation of a further 35 free schools in England which it says will create more than 22,000 additional school places.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan announced the approval at the Conservative Party conference inn Birmingham yesterday, saying the schools would “inject further choice, diversity and ideas into local communities across the land.”

The approved schools  will now start searching to locate sites, and will add to the 251 free schools already opened by the coalition government since 2010, and a further 112 already in the pipeline.

The full list of newly approved free schools is:

East of England

Bedford Technical Academy, Bedford

Grove House School, Essex

The Ongar Academy, Ongar, Essex

St John’s Church of England Primary School, Hertfordshire

East Midlands

Wootton Park School, Northamptonshire

Channeling Positivity, Nottinghamshire

Daventry Special Academy, Northamptonshire

Green Oaks Academy Special School, Northamptonshire

Harington School, Rutland

North-east of England

Wynyard Church of England Primary School, Stockton-on-Tees

South-east of England

Eaglewood Free School, Hampshire

Forest Bridge School, Windsor and Maidenhead

Hope Community School, Southampton

The SASH 2 School, Slough

South-west of England

Bristol Futures Academy, Bristol

West Midlands

The British Sikh School, Wolverhampton

Finham Park 2, Coventry

Rugby Free Primary School, Warwickshire


ARK Ealing Academy, Ealing

ARK Wembley Primary Academy, Brent

The Atam Academy, Redbridge

Barnet Free Primary School, Barnet

The Beckenham Academy, Bromley

The Citizen School, Lewisham

Edison Primary School, Hounslow

Floreat Brentford Primary School, Hounslow

Harris Lambeth Sixth-Form Academy, Lambeth

Harrow Bilingual Primary School, Harrow

Harrow View Primary School, Harrow

Ideas College, Greenwich, London

North Twyford Church of England High School, Ealing

One Degree Academy, Brent

Pinner High School, Harrow

Riverside Primary School, Barking and Dagenham

Trinity High School, Merton