Gove meets school group

Michael Gove, Education Secretary, meets with members of Sabres Educational Trust
Michael Gove, Education Secretary, meets with members of Sabres Educational Trust
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AN EDUCATION group behind plans for a new Free School has met MP Michael Gove.

Members of the Sabres Educational Trust travelled to Haverhill last Friday to discuss its plans for Breckland Middle School with the Education Secretary.

Sabres is currently in the process of hiring an education provider, and group leader, Gordon Warnes, opened the meeting by bringing Mr Gove up to speed with Sabres’ progress.

Alicia Rickards-Ottevanger, Sabres’ publicity officer, called the meeting ‘incredibly positive’ and said MP Matthew Hancock and Cllr Graham Newman, from Suffolk County Council, were ‘glowing’ in their praise.

Mr Gove was shown 750 expressions of interest from parents and a Powerpoint presentation outlining Sabres’ vision for the school.

The trust confirmed on Wednesday that it had received tenders from potential education providers by the final deadline.

If the mooted Breckland Free School receives approval from the Education Secretary, it is set to replace Breckland Middle School, due to close in September next year.