To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 19 free schools have opened in 2014-15 to date; how many students those schools have recruited in that period; and when details of the capital funding of those schools will be published.
18 December 2014
A total of eight 16 to 19 free schools have opened in 2014-15. We hold student recruitment data for seven of these schools who have, in total, recruited 686 students in that period.
After contracts for site acquisition and construction are finalised, and the cost of the project is no longer commercially sensitive, we will publish details of the capital funding received by each open free school here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-funding-for-open-free-schools. None of the schools opened in 2014-15 are at this stage, so the data is not yet published.