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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 206239, tabled on 16 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 636W, on free schools, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of changes to the way personal information is recorded in free school applications to reduce the cost of redaction of that information; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

21 July 2014

The Department of Education keeps the format of free school application forms under review. In doing so, the most important consideration is to ensure that applicants provide information in a way that allows officials to make the best possible judgement about the quality and suitability of the application.

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