Our blog

Welcome to our blog. It is written by Ros Jenkins, one of the founding parents behind our team.

"We started our journey in March 2014. By June we'd been accepted on to the New School's Network Development Programme, we submitted our application to the Department for Education in October, were interviewed in January and found out we'd been successful in March 2015. It has been the most crazy and surreal year, when I was mostly off on maternity leave, juggling two small children during planning meetings, working through the night then getting the kids their breakfast at 6am. And now we start actually setting up a school. The journey seemed worth recording - so here is our blog"

Our blog entries are listed on the right. We'll move to a 'proper' blog platform as soon as we've worked out how to integrate it with our site, at which point you'll be able to leave comments.

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Nov 25, 2015

This blog accompanies the emails, press releases, news updates, Facebook and Twitter posts that we are publishing tonight, to give some more information about what has happened over the past week.


Sep 3, 2015

(A blog post especially for all those with children just starting reception)

Where has the time gone? Blink and 4.5 years have passed. My son is now preparing to start school. Whilst it’s a big milestone in his life, it feels like a big one in mine too. I’m now a parent of a school age child. Not just a baby, or a toddler. A child I can send off on his own. Who will be totally fine making friends and navigating life without me. My job is done.

Yeah right.


Aug 6, 2015
What does it mean to be a co-operative free school? How does that make us different and why should you care?

Jul 8, 2015
Free schools come in all shapes and sizes. That’s rather the point of them. So we’ve been worrying; how will anyone thinking of applying to become our first Head Teacher know what we are like? What sort of crazy people put their lives on hold to start up a school anyway? And are these the sort of people that you’d want to go and work with?

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