Wharf school given Government approval
Parents have until Friday to apply for a place in an independent free school on the Isle of Dogs after Michael Gove gave it the green light this week.
The Education Secretary approved Canary Wharf College's business plan and the school is set to open its doors in September this year.
Sarah Counter lead proposer and Principal Designate said: "Eight months ago four parents offered me support in my idea to open a new school to ease the desperate shortage of school places on the Isle of Dogs.
"Together with an independent IT-consultant, we registered a company, formed a Board of Trustees and set the wheels in motion to create Canary Wharf College as part of the government's 'free school' initiative.
"We are delighted that we have taken another big step to provide more school places to the children in the community by getting the approval of our business case by the Department of Education."
The school will be for children in reception, year one and year two, with 20 in each class. So far 250 families have registered.
The school has a Christian ethos but welcomes those with other faiths or without any religion.
Parents interested in applying for a place for their children should go to canarywharfcollege.co.uk. The closing date is Friday, April 15.