In the same week as Peter Hyman's plans for free school in Newham were announced comes news of another one for the borough. Yorkshire Nationwide Schools is proposing one for Beckton.
Their chief executive John Morahan says:
“Our proposals are about certain criteria.
“I hesitate to use the word ‘failing’, but if you look at performance data for the areas we are looking at you will find that a sizeable majority of local secondary schools are performing quite badly.
“Beckton is an area that ticks the boxes for the kind of schools we intend to create, in areas where we need to raise the bar and let kids get a fair crack of the whip”
The report adds:
He promised the proposed school would recreate “grammar school standards”, with a curriculum designed to ensure all children leave school with five good GCSE passes.