Everton Football Club To Launch Free School Next Year

15/11/2011 14:01 | Updated 22 May 2015
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Everton Football Club will become the first Premier League football club to open a free school, Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced.

The club is to open the government-funded Everton in the Community Free School in September next year.

It will be run by the club's charity and provide education and sports tuition for 120 14 to 19-year-old students.

The club's chief executive Robert Elstone told the BBC: "We have played a huge part in the Liverpool and Merseyside community for over 100 years and this latest move demonstrates our desire to continue to make a difference where it counts."

David Moyes, the club's manager, said the school will give under-privileged kids the chance of a good education, saying: "It will, unquestionably, provide a real chance for some less-privileged, less-fortunate children to embrace and benefit from a high-quality education."

Wow, how much would your kids want to go to a school run by a footie club?

What do you think of 'free schools' generally?


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