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City Gates School opening on pause until a site is found

Dear Parent/Guardian

Thank you for your continued interest in City Gates School.

Sadly, the opening of City Gates School is on pause whilst the Department for Education works with the London Borough of Redbridge to find a site for the School.

This position is unfortunately not uncommon for Free Schools, particularly in London, given the challenge of finding suitable sites that can be developed quickly and it is not a decision that the Trust, in discussion with the Department for Education, have taken lightly.

The good news is that Redbridge Council has recently published its Draft Local Plan which will bring forward a number of sites for new schools, including land at and around Goodmayes Hospital which is the Trust’s preferred location for the School. Both the Trust and the Department for Education will now make representations about the need for a site for City Gates School to the Draft Local Plan process and we hope to have a site ready for the School to open in September 2018. We will continue to keep our website ( updated with progress on the School including the search for a site.

May we thank you for your continued support and prayers for the School.