The New Schools Network is an independent charity set up in 2009.
We aim to improve the quality of education – particularly for the most deprived – by increasing the number of independent, innovative schools within the state sector.
A significant number of parents cannot get their child into a good local school. For those who cannot afford a mortgage in the right catchment area, let alone school fees, options are limited.
We believe those parents deserve an alternative. Groups of teachers, parents, organisations and charities should be allowed to set up schools with the freedom to offer what parents want. Headteachers should have the flexibility to do what they think works – whether it’s smaller class sizes, strong discipline, or longer school days.