Boris Johnson vows to create thousand more school places in bid to ‘drive up standards’

The Prime Minister urged parents and educational groups to apply for the next wave of free schools – which are independently run by funded by the state. Politics Home reports.

A further 30 schools are due be approved in November, with ministers set to prioritise applications for “alternative provision” schools for children who have been expelled, along with those for young people with special needs.

But education union leaders hit back at the plans as they accused the Prime Minister of throwing money at a “pet project”.

The plans have come under fire from Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, who said: “The Government’s academy and free schools programme is in crisis. Almost 70 ‘orphan schools’ do not have a sponsor and yet the Government recklessly wants to expand the programme.”

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