Free Schools:Written question - 52725

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Asked on: 11 November 2016
Department for Education
Free Schools
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which free school project applications have been withdrawn or cancelled in each year since 2011.
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Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 17 November 2016

There are 345 open free schools, and 234 projects approved into pre-opening. 39 projects have either been withdrawn by proposer groups or cancelled by the Department before projects come into fruition.

The table below sets out the projects which were withdrawn or cancelled since 2011:

Cancelled or withdrawn projects

Year cancelled or withdrawn

BBG Parents Alliance (Birkenshaw, Birstall and Gomersal)

2011

The Rotherham central free school

2012

Newham Free Academy

2012

Harris/AESE Free School Tottenham

2012

Rivendale free school

2012

Chorley career and sixth form academy

2012

The Priory Rural Skills and Equestrian Free School

2012

Harris free school Tottenham

2012

The Northern Lights Primary School

2013

TLG Bradford

2013

The Bristol primary school

2013

Rainbow schools Nottingham

2013

Warrington Montessori school

2013

The Leeds retail and financial services academy

2013

Barnfield fernwood free school

2013

The Free School Leeds

2013

Newark School of Enterprise (formerly Exemplar Newark Business Academy)

2014

Phoenix free school of Oldham

2014

Oasis community school Walthamstow

2014

Marco Polo academy

2014

The advance school Norbury

2014

On track Chiltern

2014

The Inspirar Bilingual academy

2014

Hackney Wick Academy

2015

Luton Girls' Academy

2015

St Mary's CE Primary School

2015

Khalsa Engineering Academy

2015

Gateway Academy

2015

Harris Primary Free School Nunhead

2015

Harris Primary Free School Tottenham Hale

2015

Crystal Palace Primary School

2015

Elements Primary School

2015

Powerlist Post 16 Leadership College

2015

STEM Academy Croydon Gateway

2015

Trinity High School

2015

Harperbury Free School

2016

Gladstone School

2016

Bury St Edmunds: Middle Phase

2016

The Ashworth Preparatory School

2016

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