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Katherine Birbalsingh loses another site for her ‘free’ school

Wandsworth Save Our Schools welcomes the news that Katharine Birbalsingh has at last acknowledged what others have been warning for at least 2 months: that in the absence of a building, it would be impossible to open any new school by September 2012. Continue reading

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Michaela Free School ‘putting pupils lives at risk’ claim teacher unions

Hank Roberts, Union representative on on Brent Schools Health and Safety Committee has riased serious questions about safety at the Michaela Academy Free School in Wembley Park which opened in September 2014 but is still undertaking building works on the building while it is occupied by the Year 7 children. Continue reading

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Gove Gone But Not Forgotten, Hove Park on strike and more

Michael Gove has been removed from his post of Secretary of State for Education in the cabinet reshuffle. Free school founder Katharine Birbalsingh lamented on Twitter saying that Gove was the goose that had laid the golden eggs.
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New free school in Wembley will deliver a private standard of education, claims headteacher

Katherine Birbalsingh told the Times Michaela Community School, which will operate at Arena House in North End Road, in September will also implement a system to ‘nurture’ interaction between children and their parents. The mother-of-one came into the public’s radar … Continue reading

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The Costs of Chaos – The Michaela Community School Saga

The Department for Education has finally, after 18 months, released the amount paid to Katharine Birbalsingh’s attempt to set up a “free” school, firstly in Lambeth and then in Wandsworth. It has so far cost the tax payer £168,339.64, and there is still no sign of a school. Continue reading

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