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Royal School opens door to new opportunities

The Royal School in Wolverhampton has been granted provision opening as a Free School in September

Posted by Stephanie Broad | May 26, 2016 | Law, finance, HR

Independent boarding school The Royal School Wolverhampton is to cut the fees and become a free school from September 2016.

The school, which won a Good Schools Guide Award in 2015, is one of the latest to convert to free school status. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised 500 free schools by 2020.

In a letter to the School, Lord Nash writes: “I am very pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with The Royal School Wolverhampton, which is due to open in September. 

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great commitment and energy which you and your colleagues have shown in reaching this point.  

“Free schools form an integral part of the government’s education policy to improve choice and drive up standards in schools. I am therefore delighted that The Royal School Wolverhampton will bring new opportunities for children in Wolverhampton. I wish you all the best with the school’s opening in September 2016 and in the future.’  

The school will soon receive full details of the funding agreement and will then be able to confirm the conditional offers of places for September 2016.  

www.theroyalschool.co.uk

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