Pupils praise learning at Brandon free school

Sherry Zand, Head Teacher of the new IES Breckland free school in Brandon. Photograph Simon Parker

Sherry Zand, Head Teacher of the new IES Breckland free school in Brandon. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

One of the region's newest free schools has been given a vote of confidence by its pupils.

A new educational era began in Brandon in September when the former Breckland Middle School reopened its doors as the town's first free school, IES Breckland.

The free school was the first in the UK for Swedish company Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) after Sabres (Save Breckland School), community-run educational trust, was awarded a contract by the government to deliver secondary education in Brandon.

Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, visited the Crown Street school today to find out about the school's first academic year and future plans.

During the hour-long visit, he heard from a group of 17 students how the first two terms had been 'really good'. The youngsters praised the teaching and quality of learning.


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