Induction day at new free school

Sir Thomas Fremantle School, Winslow, induction day for first intake. Art class with Helen Cole.'130702M-A462
Sir Thomas Fremantle School, Winslow, induction day for first intake. Art class with Helen Cole.'130702M-A462

Ninety-three children 
attended an induction day at Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow on Tuesday.

The school, which opens in September, so far has an intake of about 100 Years 7 and 8 students, from 21 different primary schools.

On Wednesday, children had the chance to enjoy activities including art and PE with the newly recruited teaching staff at the school’s temporary home in the Winslow Centre.

Headteacher Darren Lyon said: “We’ve been really lucky with staff. We were inundated with applications.

“We had over 120 applications for nine teaching jobs.”

Building work is under way inside the Winslow Centre, and Mr Lyon said he expects news on the school’s permanent site by the end of July.

Oversight of the school has passed from the steering group to a governing body.

New governors include county councillor for Winslow John Chilver and Betsy Duncan Smith. The school is named after Mrs Duncan Smith’s ancestor. Visit www.sirthomasfremantle.org