Massive backing for Christian free school in Welwyn Garden City
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Bosses behind plans for a new Christian free school in WGC have claimed nearly 1,500 children are eager to attend.
Herts International Christian School (HICS) said 1,488 parents have already said they would choose the new venture as their first choice for their children – even though no site has yet been identified.
If approved, the school will teach four to 16 year olds.
Free schools, launched in 2010, are free of local authority control but funded by the taxpayer.
An application to open the school has been submitted, and would need approval before parents would be able to enrol their children.
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Dr Bradley Norman, spokesman for the school proposal team, said: “We are delighted to be making this application for a new school for Welwyn Hatfield.
“We have been working with the local community for the last six months and have been overwhelmed with the level of enthusiasm for HICS; to date parents of 1,488 children have supported our proposal.”
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If the application is successful and a site is identified, HICS will open in September 2015.
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