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Tristram Hunt: Failure of Sweden’s free schools model is a lesson for UK

Labour today leapt on the first closure of a flagship free school and warned of a potential nose-dive in British classroom standards. The Government wants more free schools in the UK — but shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt claimed falling … Continue reading

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Approval given for profits from ‘Free’ School

The Breckland Free School in Brandon, Suffolk, has awarded a £21 million contract to Swedish for-profit education company IES UK. They made a profit of over £5 million in 2009/10

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‘Free’ schools lessons from Sweden

‘Free’ schools originated in Sweden. Unfortunately for Gove, Swedish ‘free’ schools have had a stream of bad press recently. Here we summarise the experiences and problems that Swedish ‘free’ schools have had and their impact on the Swedish education system.

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