REAch2 Academy Trust to open 22 new free schools

Thousands of new free school places – to give parents even more choice of a ‘good’ school for their child – have been announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening today.

REAch2 Academy Trust – the largest primary-only academy trust in the country – is set to open a further 22 schools providing over 10,000 additional primary places by 2020, and strengthening the trust’s family of schools across the Midlands and the south and East of England. This includes the Trust’s first alternative provision school in Suffolk for children who need additional support sometimes outside of mainstream school.

Sir Steve Lancashire, Chief Executive Officer of REAch2 Academy Trust, said:

We are delighted to be given the green light for 22 new free schools, which we will open over the next few years. Free schools and academies are making a huge difference to the quality of education right across the country and we very much look forward to establishing these new schools so that we can offer exceptional opportunities for learning to even more children.


See the full release on the DfE website, here.