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Clare Bradford, headteacher of Henbury School, has threatened to take legal action over the proposed Bristol Free School, due to open in Westbury on Trym this September.
The head has written to the Department for Education, saying she will seek a judicial review if funding is approved, claiming that the new school has been set up without sufficient local consultation, and that its impact will be to reduce numbers at other local secondary schools, thereby reducing funding and range of subjects offered at schools such as Henbury.
The Bristol Free School will be the largest of its type in the country if it opens as planned.
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