Consultation on proposed free school goes ahead

Consultation on plans for a new Free School in Ixworth have opened.

Parents and members of the community will have a chance to have their say on the proposed Ixworth Free School until November 1.

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust has organised a public consultation meeting, regular drop-in sessions and a website to allow interested parties to share their views.

A phone number, 0845 600988, has been set up for people to register opinions.

People can also email to register their views.

The school, which would take on the village’s current middle school site, was given approval to move on to the next stage of its application by the Department for Education in May.

It is proposed that the school would open in September 2014 with 120 pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 before expanding in future years.

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Advertising to find a head teacher for the school will begin this month.

Robert Cawley, principal of The Seckford Foundation, said it was “very important” that parents and carers shared their views on the proposals.

He said the school was designed “for the community”.