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Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Story Behind the Bristol Free School - Part Three

The Russell Education Trust - which as we saw in the last post on the subject - is a private company based in Leatherhead, and is the partner organisation for the Bristol Free School, due to open in Westbury on Trym in September 2011.
The Russell Education Trust (RET) is an off-shoot of Education London, a private education company offering a wide range of services from "curriculum planning" to "Enhancing School Image and Pupil Recruitment" and "New Schools". Education London have an ongoing contract with the Department for Education to deliver its Keys to Success programme in London schools.

Many of the same people are involved in both companies, notably Daniel Lynch and Karen Lynch, who are described in official documents as education consultants. Both individuals are named as directors of Education London, incorporated in February 2003. The same individuals are named at Companies' House as the founding directors of the Russell Education Trust.

Not only that, both Education London and the Russell Education Trust are based at the same building in Leatherhead:

James House,
Bridge Street,

KT22 7EP

Here's the building, courtesy of Google Street View.

More on the Lynchs and Education London in the next update....

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