EDUCATION minister Lord Hill has commended Bedford Free School for “the great commitment and energy” that has led to project reaching its latest landmarks.
This week the government has officially confirmed the funding agreement with Bedford Free School, which will be based in Cauldwell Street.
And the school has also confirmed that it has reached its full quota of 200 pupils for when it opens in September,
In his letter to principal designate Mark Lehain, Lord Hill said: “I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great commitment and energy which you and your colleagues have shown in reaching this point.
“I am sure that the Bedford Free School will improve choice for parents and help raise standards for children in the local area.
“I look forward to the Bedford Free School becoming a successful flagship for the free schools programme and I wish you all the best with the school’s opening in September 2012 and in the future.”
Mark Lehain said: “This is another milestone in the progress of Bedford Free School, myself, my fellow teachers, school governors and most importantly parents and pupils are delighted that our commitment to great education in Bedford has been ratified by the highest education authority in the UK.
“Uniforms are being ordered, teachers are preparing lessons, and we look forward to welcoming a full house of 200 pupils to our school in September.”
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