Open evening for first free school in Doncaster

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An opening evening for prospective parents of children at Doncaster’s first free school, XP, takes place on Wednesday.

The event will be held from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Cast theatre, Waterdale.

XP is set to open in September 2014. A venue is yet to be announced but it has recently been revealed that Andy Sprakes, current headteacher at Campsmount Academy, will be the principal.

The school is being founded by educational software businessman Gwyn ap Harri, who will be its chair of governors.

A free school is a normal school funded by the Department for Education. One established, it will become an academy.

For more details, visit www.xpschool.org.