Need school information to be more freely available

I AM a little concerned about the free school that is going to open in Boston.

Just what is the Phoenix Federation which is sponsoring it? Why is it opening a free school, and what is in it for the federation? What sort of selection procedure will it adopt? Will it use the National Curriculum? Will it be free or partly fee-paying?

I express these concerns because there have been reports that some free schools seem to favour middle-class parents, and have a religious bias.

The federation website gives very little information and requires registration before revealing any details.

I tried to register but had to give my CN nation (whatever that is) and so could not register. It seems impossible to ask any questions without being registered.

It does not give the impression of being a very open organisation. It would be interesting to find out a little more about it.

JOHN RICHARDS

Vauxhall Road, Boston