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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 211521, tabled on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's Research Report, Are free schools using innovative approaches?, published in September 2014, what proportion of free schools which responded to the Department's questionnaire do not teach personal, social, health and economic education.

Answered on

28 October 2014

Our online survey of free schools asked only whether they were operating terms and school years that were different to other schools in the local area. It did not collect data on the actual lengths of terms and school years in the free schools or other local schools.

Two out of 74 (3%) of the free schools completing the survey stated that they do not offer personal, social, health and economic education.