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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

Bristol’S ongoing primary schools crisis is due to be debated in Parliament tomorrow, after Bristol East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy won permission for a special debate.
During the debate, Ms McCarthy will urge the Department for Education to treat Bristol as a “special case” by stepping in and providing emergency funding to ease the chronic shortage of places.

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent / l.tanner@bepp.co.uk

England’s biggest free school will open in north west Bristol next month.

On Friday Education Secretary Michael Gove signed a funding agreement with the Bristol Free School Trust for the permanent establishment of the new secondary school.

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From Bristol Liberal Democrats

THE government’s policy of getting schools to convert to academies is costing far more than planned, says the Lib Dem councillor in charge of Bristol’s children and young people’s services.

Clare Campion-Smith says a dash for cash is now under way, in which heads and governors are rushing to apply – not necessarily because they want to escape local authority control, but because it means extra funds from Whitehall at a time when spending is tight.

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent

A PETITION has been launched by parents to help Bristol City Council persuade the Government to hand over more money to provide new primary schools.

The city has one of the fastest-growing child populations outside London and needs to provide at least 3,000 extra school places by 2014.

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent

BRISTOL Free School is considering making Brentry its permanent base rather than moving to the former St Ursula’s site in Westbury-on-Trym.

The change is prompted by the Department for Education, which says the costs of the old private school building would be significantly higher than those for the school’s temporary base in former Government offices.

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent

SECONDARY head teachers have urged Education Secretary Michael Gove not to give the go-ahead for the Bristol Free School.

They say there is no need for the new school in north-west Bristol and claim it will lead to 300 empty desks in the Year 7 classes at four neighbouring secondary schools, resulting in a huge and unnecessary cost to the taxpayer.

 

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent


EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove has given final approval to detailed plans for a new Bristol state secondary school.

Bristol Free School is due to open in September, after a long campaign by parents in the north west of the city.

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