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9 March 2015, 11:57
The Prime Minister has announced 49 new free schools have been approved to open in England, including 25 in London.
In total more than 400 free schools have been approved since 2010, creating more than 230-thousand places.
One of the 25 free schools announced for London is a school designed to stop young offenders returning to prison, along with a school that will harness the discipline of boxing to transform the lives of disaffected young people.
The schools which have been approved are:
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Delivering the best schools and skills for young people is a crucial part of our long term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain.
"Free schools set up by teachers, parents and community groups are not only outperforming other schools, but they are raising the performance of those around them, meaning more opportunities for children to learn the skills they need to get on in life.
“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.”