Britain’s strictest school to open second free school after government backing

A controversial free school dubbed “the strictest in the country” will open a new school after securing government approval.


The new Michaela Community School, renowned for its “no excuses” behaviour policy, is one of 22 free schools given the green light in a bid to create thousands more places.


The secondary school in Stevenage will follow the same model as the original school in northwest London – which has repeatedly made the headlines for its strict approach to discipline.


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