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DfE approves Lewisham CofE Secondary School

Posted on May 6, 2017 by Simon Rule

We are delighted to have helped the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi Academy Trust win approval for the Lewisham CofE Secondary School. For more information; http://www.lewishamcofesecondaryschool.org.uk/

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Friars East Free School application approved

Posted on May 6, 2017 by Simon Rule

Congratulations to the team at Friars Academy for its approval of the Friars East Free School. Place Group helped the Trust develop a compelling application to the DfE to establish a special school offering 145 high-quality places for students aged 11-18 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan […]

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Christ Church CofE Secondary School approved

Posted on May 6, 2017 by Simon Rule

We are delighted that the DfE has approved the Christ Church CofE Secondary School into pre-opening. Place Group supported Birmingham Diocesan Board of Education with its wave 12 application submitted last autumn. More information can be found at http://christchurchsecondary.org.uk/

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The Derby Cathedral School approved

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Simon Rule

We are delighted that the Derby Cathedral School has been approved by the DfE to enter pre-opening. Place Group supported the Cathedral and Derby Diocesan Academies Trust with their application to open a co-educational secondary school in the city for children of all faiths and none. More information can be found at http://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/

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Our 100% record is maintained!

Posted on August 13, 2015 by web admin

With the latest publications of Ofsted reports we are please to announce the Place Group has retained its ‘perfect’ record. We are delighted to say that with the recent awards of ‘Outstanding’ to Thomson House School and Gildredge House, every free school we have worked on has either received Good or Outstanding at the first […]

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e-Consultancy for Chichester Free School

Posted on February 17, 2014 by petecaine

Chichester Free School is the latest Free School to take advantage of Place’s e-consultancy offer. As an educationally expert group, the Proposers selected Place to provide ‘light touch’ support and access to a range of resources that are bespoke to each Proposer Group. Commenting on the selection, Education Director for Place Group Bernard Abrams said, […]

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Building on our Jewish Faith education experience

Posted on February 17, 2014 by petecaine

Place Group is delighted to have been appointed to project manage pre-opening for Leeds Jewish Free School. This fascinating project builds on Place’s experience in Jewish faith education and is particularly interesting in that the Proposers are looking to outsource elements of the school’s provision to an education provider.

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Let the transformation begin!

Posted on February 17, 2014 by petecaine

Place Group, in partnership with Bellevue Education Group, will be opening Rutherford House School in Balham in September 2013. Developed under the Free School policy movement, money has been secured from central Government to transform what was the Balham Youth Justice Court into what will be a stunning two form entry primary school. Initial planning […]

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Cruising to success

Posted on February 17, 2014 by petecaine No Comments

We are delighted to have won a commission to provide curriculum support for the new Southampton Studio School, which is due to open in September 2013. The sponsor for the new school is City College Southampton, and it will have a specialism of Marine and Cruise industries which reflects local industry and employer needs. Place […]

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Headmistress Designate appointed for Gildredge House

Posted on February 17, 2014 by petecaine

Gildredge House, Place Group’s co-proposed Free School in Eastbourne, has appointed Mrs Lea Gilbert as Headmistress Designate. Mrs Gilbert is currently Deputy Headmistress of The Peterborough School, a highly regarded all-through, co-educational independent school, and will be joining Gildredge House in April next year. In the meantime, she will be spending time meeting parents, developing […]

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