Free Schools in England: just like other schools?
19 April 2016, 4:15 pm–5:45 pm
Elvin Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
This seminar will present research on the Free Schools in England.
Event presenters: Susanne Wiborg and Francis Green
The Free Schools were introduced as a subset of the Academies by the
Coalition government (2010-2015). The government made it possible for
non-state providers to set up their own independent, state-funded
schools in order to create more choice, market competition, and
The schools operate outside local authority control and are bestowed freedoms such as the exemption from following the National Curriculum and leverage in the use of the Admissions Code. Our research on the Free Schools involves three aspects: the policy and politics behind Free Schools in England compared with Sweden, the social selectiveness of the Free Schools, and the innovation produced in the Free Schools.
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