Project-based secondary among new free school bids

XP Schools Trust wants to set up new school in the North East as part of applications for the next wave of free schools

Details of the next wave of free school bids have been published by the Department for Education

A trust that runs two project-based learning schools in Doncaster is among those bidding to open a new free school in the next wave of the programme.

The Department for Education has published the names of 89 proposed free school bids today under "wave 14".

Among those listed is XP Gateshead, which is a bid from the trust that runs XP School and XP East in Doncaster.

The XP Schools Trust's education is built around project-based learning and was inspired by High Tech High in San Diego.


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A website promoting the new XP Gateshead school says it will be "an exciting and innovative new small secondary school for 11- to 16-year-olds". 

The new free school applications also include a bid from Bradford-based academy chain Dixons to open a new school in East Manchester.

The full list of new free school bids

 

Amethyst Central Academy West Midlands
Aspen Primary School East of England and North-East London
Avanti Birmingham West Midlands
Beacon Secondary Academy South-West England
Berlesduna Billericay Primary East of England and North-East London
Berlesduna East Basildon Primary East of England and North-East London
Berlesduna East Basildon Secondary School East of England and North-East London
Bluecoat Church of England School Nuneaton West Midlands
Bohunt Burgess Hill South-East England and South London
Broadway Academy Boarding School West Midlands
Bronte Girls Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Caderton Primary Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Cambridgeshire Educational Trust (Wisbech) East of England and North-East London
Carlisle Lake District Airport UTC North of England
Catalyst Academy East of England and North-East London
Change Brook Academy West Midlands
Chapelfield School South-East England and South London
Cibbaeus Primary School East Midlands and the Humber
Conningbrook CE Primary South-East England and South London
Da Vinci School South-East England and South London
Dixons Manchester Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Eden Boys’ School, Coventry West Midlands
Gravesend Central School South-East England and South London
Great Haddon Primary School East of England and North-East London
Hampton Gardens Primary School East of England and North-East London
The Handforth College West Midlands
Hanwood Park School For Boys North-West London and South-Central England
Higham Lane North Academy West Midlands
Hunt Clough School Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Ignite Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Immanuel School Multi-Academy Trust South-East England and South London
Infinity Park Spencer East Midlands and the Humber
International Christian School East of England and North-East London
IPIE Trust (Reading School) East of England and North-East London
Khalsa Academy Sandwell West Midlands
King David Academy South-East England and South London
King’s Leadership Academy Farnworth Lancashire and West Yorkshire
King’s Leadership Academy Walton Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Lake Bank Academy and Nursery Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Peranzabuloe Academy South-West England
Leeds Jinnah Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Leger Academy East Midlands and the Humber
Light Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Lime Academy Bridge Close East of England and North-East London
LIPA High School Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Lodge Farm Primary and Nursery School East of England and North-East London
Lyde Green School South-West England
Moulton Park Primary Academy North-West London and South-Central England
New Eaton Academy West Midlands
New school for north Hampshire South-East England and South London
Nishkam High School Wolverhampton West Midlands
Pen Green All-through Free School North-West London and South-Central England
Perranporth Secondary School South-West England
Prestolee Oldham Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Austin Park Primary School West Midlands
Rugeley John Taylor School West Midlands
Salford Cyber UTC Lancashire and West Yorkshire
SGS Kingsway School South-West England
SGS Parkfield School South-West England
Florence MacWilliams Academy West Midlands
South Rochdale Community Primary Lancashire and West Yorkshire
St Benet’s Primary School East of England and North-East London
St.Joseph’s CofE Primary School North of England
Star Leadership Academy, Hall Green West Midlands
Star Leadership Academy, Nuneaton West Midlands
Star Leadership Academy, Radcliffe Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Star Leadership Academy, Wolverhampton West Midlands
Star Primary Leadership Academy, Littleborough Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Sullivan Academy Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Thames Wharf Primary School East of England and North-East London
The Arthur Terry Free School West Midlands
The Avenue CofE Primary School East Midlands and the Humber
The Hugh Latimer School South-East England and South London
The MIPA Academy (Birmingham) West Midlands
The MIPA Academy (Wolverhampton) West Midlands
The Wheatridge Primary School South-West England
Top Farm Community School West Midlands
Trinity Academy Brighouse Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Tucker Baptist Multi-Academy Trust Gravesham South-East England and South London
Tucker Baptist Multi-Academy Trust Ipswich East of England and North-East London
Unity Romford Primary School East of England and North-East London
Waterbeach Academy East of England and North-East London
Wisbech and Fenland Academy East of England and North-East London
Wisbech Free School (Working Title) East of England and North-East London
The Birmingham Academy West Midlands
Wootton Park School (Hardingstone) North-West London and South-Central England
Wootton Park School (Upton) North-West London and South-Central England
Wymondham Free School East of England and North-East London
XP Gateshead North of England

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