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Canary Wharf College has been given the go-ahead to open the third arm of its school.

The Isle of Dogs establishment was one of 38 free schools approved by the Government's Secretary of State for Education this week, with 17 of these falling in the capital.


The founders of Canary Wharf College initially envisaged the Isle of Dogs free school would cater for children throughout their primary and secondary studies.

The lack of space hampered plans and, instead, a school for Reception, Year One and Year Two was opened in the former Docklands Settlements Community Centre in 2011.


A free school that opened its doors to Docklands pupils less than two years ago has secured the highest praise available from Ofsted.

Canary Wharf College has also become the most popular school per pupil place in Tower Hamlets, with its independent educational style and small class sizes.

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An Isle of Dogs free school celebrating its first birthday has doubled pupil intake for the new September term, to meet massive demand for places.

Principal Sarah Counter is preparing to lead the second year of teaching at Canary Wharf College, a primary school founded by parents under the Government's Free School Scheme, in the heart of the Docklands.

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The host of free schools popping up in the UK will be boosted after Barclays offered its expertise to help with their setting up and running.

Those that could stand to benefit include Canary Wharf College, which was established last year, and the recently proposed International Academy of Greenwich, which aims to start classes in 2013 if approved by the Department for Education.

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