The headteacher of a new free school opening in Rugby attended a reception at the House of Lords to mark the occasion.
Susan Milewski and trust member David Johnson attended the New Schools Network event to celebrate Rugby Free Primary School’s opening in September.
Rugby Free Primary School is set to open at its newly refurbished building in Bailey Road, Central Park.
With a maximum of 20 children in each class, and a teacher/child ratio of 1:12 for the first year, the curriculum will have a strong focus on English, Mathematics and ICT.
Speaking at the event, Lord Nash, said: “There can’t be anything more important, particularly at this time in our country, than to be involved in helping in education to improve the life chances of our young people. Nothing can be so vital for the success of our economy and our future, so thank you. I haven’t myself been involved in anything in my entire career as rewarding as being involved in the academy and free schools movement.
“The free schools programme has been highly successful – a quarter of free schools have been judged as Outstanding at their first Ofsted. In the last five years we’ve opened 254 free schools, 43 of which have been special or AP schools.”
Headteacher Susan Milewski and Trust Member David Johnson enjoyed afternoon tea and were able to speak to other schools about their opening plans for September.
Miss Milewski said: “Our smaller class sizes mean that every child will be treated as a unique individual and will benefit from the individual support and full attention of our experienced and dedicated teachers. We look forward to welcoming our first Reception pupils this September.
“To secure one of the last remaining Reception places for this September, please call us on 0845 257 0023 to talk through your child’s needs and arrange to visit our wonderful school.”