Stoke-by-Nayland ‘free school’ bidders meet the public

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MORE than 100 people attended a meeting to hear about proposals for a new

high school in Stoke-by-Nayland on Wednesday.

A revised application for the school is being submitted to the Department for Education by the Seckford Foundation, which has successfully bid to set up two other “free schools” in Suffolk.

Campaigners had their previous proposal rejected last year but have since secured the backing of the foundation, which runs an independent school in Woodbridge. Foundation members were at the meeting.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “We had a good turnout and there were some good questions.

“Over the next few weeks, we are asking people to submit their expressions of interest for the school via our website. We have until February 24 to submit the proposal and hope to hear back by July.”