Seckford Foundation’s Free School bid for Ixworth is approved

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A bid to set up a Free School on the site of a soon to be axed village middle school has been given the go-ahead by the Government.

An application by the Seckford Foundation and a parent group to establish the school on the site of Ixworth Middle was approved by the Department for Education.

It was selected instead of a rival Free School bid by the Church of England and Thurston Partnership.

Stephen Larder, spokesman for the parent group, said: “We’re very relieved and happy. It’s the biggest step towards seeing the school open.”

The Free School is due to open in September 2014.

For more details see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.