Open events for Rugby’s first ‘free school’

Cllr Helen Walton and Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, lead proposer Tom Legge, Cllr Carolyn Robbins and trustee David Johnson
Cllr Helen Walton and Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, lead proposer Tom Legge, Cllr Carolyn Robbins and trustee David Johnson
0
Have your say

Rugby’s first ‘free school’ is holding open events to give parents the chance to find out more about the initiative.

Rugby Free Primary School plans to open in September next year with two reception classes.

A site has not been secured yet but proposers say they are looking at a number of locations in the north of the town.

The drop-in event will be held at Learn Warwickshire in Central Park, Rugby, on December 4 at 6pm - 8pm. There will also be an informal drop-in on January 6 at Learn Warwickshire from 4pm to 6pm, and a meeting 6pm to 8pm, with the presentation starting at 6.30pm.

The school is currently looking to recruit a headteacher and interviews take place later this month.

Lead proposer Tom Legge said: “Our national recruitment drive for an experienced, inspirational leader to take on the role of Headteacher of Rugby Free Primary School has attracted a number of high quality applications.

“Some very strong candidates have now been shortlisted for interview later this month and we are confident that we will be able to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to lead our school through the pre-opening stage and to a successful opening next September and beyond.”

He added: “Buying a site for a school is a complex task. We have been working hard to identify and evaluate a number of options in the area and our most recent task was to evaluate each one of these across a number of criteria including access to local amenities and transport links.

“We are also committed to providing a school that is ‘local’ to those who wish to send their children to it and so we encourage all parents / carers interested in a Reception place for 2015 to apply today.”

For more information about the free school and its open events, visit www.rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk or search for the school on Facebook and Twitter.