Public meeting on Stamford Free School plans

Stamford Free School
Stamford Free School

The team behind plans to set up a free school in Stamford will hold a public meeting to explain their next steps.

People have been invited to attend the meeting in the ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre from 7.30pm until 9pm on September 20.

The Stamford Free School Team hope to see as many residents as possible as they explain the application process for the proposed facility.

Team member Daniel Evans said: “We would like to extend an invitation to all Mercury readers to come along and find out more about our plans.

“As well as presenting our vision for the school we will outline the application process to the Department of Education and the remaining steps we need to take to make the school a reality. We also hope to announce our preferred education partner.”

The group revealed plans to apply for Government funding to set up a free school to offer a “genuine alternative for pupils and parents seeking the very highest quality education.”

Since the idea was first publicised, parents of more than 1,000 children have registered their support.

Mr Evans added: “We are delighted to have received such a high level of support in such a short space of time but we would still encourage anyone who has not registered their support to do so, particularly those parents with children in Year 4 or Year 5.”

Visit the Stamford Free School website.