Following the opening of a new school in Portslade, King’s School, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has reiterated his support for the Government’s Free School programme.
Mike is delighted that a new school is opening in his constituency and was recently contacted by his colleague Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, to inform him that the Department for Education has entered into a funding agreement with the Russell Education Trust in relation to King’s School.
Unable to find a permanent site in time for opening, King’s School is currently based in North Portslade. While the search is still on for an ideal site for the school, the first students started lessons on Wednesday 4th September. For more information on King’s School and the Russell Education Trust, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “The Government rightly put education at the forefront of its key priorities, so it is a fantastic achievement to see new schools opening up in our city. The excellent Free School initiative is really yielding results around the country, as we can see with our very own King’s School, which is temporarily located in the heart of the Portslade Old Village. I want to thank Cllr Andrew Wealls, the Conservative Group spokesman for Education, for his hard work in supporting this new school.”