Resham Kotecha has welcomed the news that the Charter School East Dulwich, has been approved, helping to create more good school places in Dulwich and West Norwood.
Today’s announcement brings the total number of open and approved Free Schools to more than 400, creating around 230,000 new school places. Free Schools are set up by teachers, parents and community groups and tend to raise the performance of those around them, meaning more opportunities for children to learn the skills they need to get on in life. More than 40,000 pupils are already attending free schools just three-and-a-half years after the first one opened its gates. Over two-thirds of these free schools are already rated good or outstanding.
These new schools are an important part of our plan to improve education by raising standards and restoring discipline so our children can compete with the world’s best and enjoy a better future. We’re the only party that is committed to this. The only party that’s opening up the education system so we can get more good places for your children.
Resham said “Young people in Dulwich and West Norwood deserve the chance to attend an excellent local school. Since 2010, 5,421 more children from Dulwich and West Norwood are in good or outstanding schools, giving them the best chance to succeed in life. Making sure there is a good local school place for every child in our area is a key part of our long-term plan for education. The Conservatives are committed to ensuring that local children receive the best education, so that they can fulfil their potential. By delivering choice for parents, power for teachers and high quality education for our children we are giving our young people the best chance to get on and succeed in life and create a better future for Britain.’