Matthew has welcomed the statement by the Prime Minister announcing the creation of 36,000 new, good school places through the next wave of Free Schools. Two schools - Kisharon Day School in Finchley Road, Golders Green, will become a free school known as Kisharon Inclusive Free School and the new Ashmole Primary School in Southgate - will compliment the already established Etz Chaim School in Mill Hill. It has also been announced that the next Conservative Government will go further and open 500 more new Free Schools, meaning an additional 270,000 good school places.
Today’s announcement brings the total number of open and approved Free Schools to more than 400, creating around 230,000 new school places. On a visit to Broadfields Academy in Edgware with Schools Minister Lord Nash, Matthew said: "These new schools are an important part of our plan to improve education by raising standards and restoring discipline so our children can compete with the world’s best and enjoy a better future. We’re the only party that is committed to this. In the General Election the Labour Party has said it will stop the Free Schools programme, denying children the education they deserve.
"Making sure there is a good local school place for every child is a key part of my future plan for Hendon. I am committed to ensuring that local children receive the best education so that they can fulfil their potential. By delivering choice for parents, power for teachers and high quality education for our children we are giving our young people the best chance to get on and succeed in life and create a better future for Britain. Don't let Labour wreck that."