The BBC is reporting that the chair of governors at a free school ordered to close because of poor teaching standards will appeal for it to stay open at a meeting with the schools minister…
Discovery New School, in Crawley, West Sussex, is due to shut in April.
On Tuesday, governor Chris Cook will meet Lord Nash, who ordered the closure of the primary school last month.
An Ofsted inspection team had warned there was a risk of children leaving the school unable to read or write.
Crawley MP Henry Smith and Philip Bujak, chief executive of the Montessori St Nicholas charity, will also attend the meeting.
Mr Cook said: “I am asking Mr Nash to extend government support until at least the end of the school year.
“At that stage, I am confident that we will be able to demonstrate delivery to our plan, which could allow the school to remain open.
“It would also reduce disruption to the education of any children needing to be moved to a new school at the time.”…