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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 373, tabled on 28 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of her Department's employees are working on the free school programme; and what the annual cost of such work is.

Answered on

4 June 2015

Of the total number of employees in the Department of Education, the equivalent of 95.24 full-time free schools group staff assess free school applications, work with successful applicants as they prepare to open their free schools and support the schools once opened. In 2014-15, the cost of the free schools group was £6.15 million.