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Cameron pays last visit as PM to free school to highlight education reform

Published 12/07/2016

Prime Minister David Cameron visited a free school in west London
Prime Minister David Cameron visited a free school in west London

David Cameron paid his last visit as Prime Minister to a free school in west London to highlight one of the major reforms of his time in Government.

The visit came as the Government approved the creation of 31 new free schools which will offer 20,000 places inside the state sector but independent of local authority control.

The new approvals come on top of the 300 free schools which have opened their doors since Mr Cameron took office in 2010, founded by parents, teachers, charities and businesses and educating 150,000 pupils around the country.

Asked why Mr Cameron had chosen a school of this type for his final visit as PM, his official spokeswoman said: "It highlights the work the Government has done to improve the standard of education across the country."

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