Publicising our Free School – Spreading the Word!

This week we have been distributing flyers and posters in key areas. It will be impossible to put flyers through every door in the area, but we are trying to get our message across to as many people as possible. We are also taking posters to key places, such as community centres and libraries. Our Facebook page has gained about fifty new ‘likes’ over the past two days which is wonderful, and potential students are registering interest on this site. Thank you so much to everyone who is helping to spread the word about our free school, either by talking to friends or sharing the information on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. If anyone would like a poster or some A5 flyers to help promote the school, please contact us via the link on this website or via fsenquiry@aol.com. There should be an article in next week’s Chester Chronicle about the school, and an advert publicising our meeting at Hoole  Community Centre, Westminster Road, Chester CH2 3AU at 7.30pm on Monday 7th April. Next week we are visiting an existing STEM college in the London area, to share ideas, and we have a meeting with Stephen Mosley, MP for Chester, at the Palace of Westminster. We also have another meeting at the New Schools Network who have given us a great deal of help and support already. More news about these meetings will appear in next week’s...

Public Meeting

A short presentation about the vision for the school and the proposed curriculum, both formal and enrichment. The team will all be there for parents and students to meet us and answer questions. Monday 7th April, 7.30pm Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2...

Cheshire Free School wins place on national programme with the New Schools Network

Cheshire Free School is one of 30 groups of teachers, parents and charities to have so far won a place on a national programme designed to provide tailored support for groups that want to set up new Free Schools. Cheshire Free School is a group of experienced teachers who hope to establish a specialist STEM 16-19 free school in Chester, focusing on A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. We aim to recruit the best students from all backgrounds who are aspiring for entry to Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities. All students will be offered research opportunities and work experience to help them realise their ambitions. Cheshire Free School will also offer an inspirational enrichment curriculum involving excellence in such areas as music, performing arts, theatre, and the history and philosophy of science. This bespoke environment will give our students the best possible chances of success in gaining places on competitive courses at leading universities. Run by independent education charity, the New Schools Network (NSN), the Development Programme provides personalised support to Free Schools groups as they prepare to submit an application to the Department for Education (DfE) to open a Free School from 2015. Natalie Evans, NSN’s Director said: “New Schools Network has supported hundreds of dedicated groups who want to set up Free Schools, supporting them as they prepare their applications to the DfE. The Development Programme provides intensive, bespoke support to groups that show particular promise and who are targeting pupils who need new schools the most. “Free Schools have now established themselves on the educational landscape, fast becoming firm favourites with...