Brandon’s Free school gets final approval after Ofsted inspection

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BRANDON’S Free school has been given the final go ahead after the results of an Ofsted inspection were announced.

The management team from International English Schools UK Breckland met Department for Education representatives in London and was given the green light to go ahead, pending Ofsted’s approval which came yesterday.

School principal, Sherry Zand, welcomed the news saying: “This is fantastic news and a real tribute to all the hard work that has been put into this project by all involved thus far. Onwards and upwards.”

IES Breckland will open its doors to pupils aged between 11 and 14 on Monday, September 10. Over the next two years the school will grow to educate pupils aged between 11 and 16.

An exhibition on Thursday, July 26, will give people the chance to see the changes being carried out at the former Breckland Middle School site.

The proposals, which have been drawn up by architects, Pick Everard, will be on display at Brandon House Hotel, High Street, Brandon, from 3pm until 7pm.   

More information about the school and how to apply is available at