Tracey Welcomes New School for Chatham

Tracey has welcomed the news that a new school has been approved for Chatham.

The Inspire School in Chatham has been approved by Ministers as one of 102 new ‘free schools’ to open across England from September 2014 and beyond. Free schools are new state schools opened by groups of parents, teachers or charities. They give parents more choice of school and ensure more children can get a great state education. Up and down the country, free schools are already delivering what parents want – strong discipline, high standards and excellent teaching.

Tracey said:

‘I am delighted that the Inspire School has been approved to open in Chatham. A lot of people have worked incredibly hard to get this new school approved and they have done a fantastic job. I commend the commitments from headteachers Mr Johnson, Bradfields School, Mr Reese, Greenacre School, and Dr Holden, Hundred of Hoo School, in working alongside Medway Council to get this initiative off the ground and secure the bid.’

Education Secretary Michael Gove said:

‘There are many innovators in local communities set on raising standards of education for their children. I am delighted to approve so many of their high-quality plans to open a free school.

‘Free schools are extremely popular with parents and are delivering strong discipline and teaching excellence across the country.’

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