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Free Schools: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL4614, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of free schools in the pre-opening stage.

Answered on

27 May 2020

We are monitoring closely the risk that construction delays caused by COVID-19 might impact on our capacity to deliver free schools, including special free schools, planning to open in September 2020.

Where delays are putting at risk completion of sites by September, we are agreeing appropriate mitigations, including alternative temporary accommodation.

We remain committed to opening all free schools due to open this September, as planned.