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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 218726, tabled on 15 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what free school project applications have been withdrawn or cancelled; and what each application had spent on (a) property and planning, (b) technical and consultant and (c) legal fees before withdrawal or cancellation.

Answered on

18 December 2014

As of 16 December 2014, 21 projects have withdrawn or been cancelled. These are listed below.

Name of School

Rotherham Central Free School

The Priory Rural Skills and Equestrian Free School

Chorley Career and Sixth Form

Newham Free Academy

Rivendale Free School

Barnfield Fernwood Free School

The Bristol Primary School

Warrington Montessori School

Rainbow Schools (Nottingham)

Northern Lights

The Leeds Retail and Financial Services Academy

Harris Free School Tottenham

The Free School Leeds

TLG Bradford

Newark School of Enterprise

The Inspirar Bilingual Academy

Marco Polo Academy

Oasis Community School Walthamstow

Phoenix Free School of Oldham

On Track Chiltern

The Advance School Norbury

When a project is cancelled or withdrawn, the Department for Education seeks to make alternative use of any capital spend on sites or otherwise.

Any capital costs spent on these projects are declared in the Department’s annual accounts at:

The March 2014 accounts will be published in the New Year.

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