What is a Free School?
Free Schools are independent state-funded schools.
They are often set up by groups of parents, teachers, charities, existing schools or other organisations to respond to a need for a new school in their community.
There are Free Schools for primary and secondary pupils but they are only available in certain places.
Free Schools in the South West:
- Bristol Free School
- Exeter Mathematics School
- Great Western Academy, Swindon
- Plymouth School of Creative Arts
- Atlantic Academy, Devon (previously Route 39 Academy)
- Salisbury 6th Form College
- Avanti Gardens School, Bristol
- Avanti Hall, Exeter
- Avanti Park School, Frome
- The Swanage School
Free schools in Thames Valley:
- Khalsa Secondary Academy, Bucks
- Sir Thomas Freemantle School, Bucks
- Europa School UK, Oxfordshire
- Heyford Park Free School, Oxfordshire
- Maiden Erlegh School, Reading
- The WREN School, Reading
- Ditton Park Academy, Slough
- Eden Girls' School, Slough
- Grove Academy, slough
- Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy, Slough
- Holyport College, Windsor and Maidenhead
- Oakbank, Wokingham