Presentation on theme: "NEW SCHOOL PROPOSAL THE QUANTOCK EDUCATION FOUNDATION."— Presentation transcript:
NEW SCHOOL PROPOSAL THE QUANTOCK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
WHY WE ARE PROPOSING TO SET UP A NEW 13 -16 SCHOOL IN WEST SOMERSET 3 key reasons: 1)Lack of choice 2)A need to improve standards 3)In response to parental requests
WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL ARE WE PROPOSING? A free school We will have freedom to create our own curriculum completely aligned to the needs of our pupils We can admit as many pupils as we like without being directed by the local authority We can decide our school day and holiday pattern which we would do following consultation with you – our parents We can offer pupils in Year 9 some choice in the subjects they can study Our funding will come directly to us from central government thus less money will be kept by the Local Authority There will be greater opportunities for parents to discuss how we should run our new school and for parents to actually plan the structure and organisation of the new school.
The relationship between the proposed Free School, Knights Templar and the current federation Set up a trust Pupils welcome to join at any time and from any area
What will the ethos and values of the new school be? In essence, the same as in the Federation now.
Will we need more classrooms? A new 6 – 8 classroom build Upgraded science labs and a new biology room New child care room More computers Extended girls changing room
Proposed opening September 2013 Free School Application Deadline – 24 Feb 2012 We will hear if we have been successful by August 2012