As most people now know the Stroud Steiner free school Initiative group has applied for the second time. The decision will not be known until March, but will be made before then.
I have written to the department for education to object to this bid, and I know from last time that the views of local people will be considered in the decision-making process. Jim set out the reasons for objecting extremely well back in January this year.
Nothing regarding “need” has changed since last time so there really does not seem to be any reason why the decision should be different.
According to a report in the local press there were issues with the “governance model” and “affiliation with existing Steiner Academies”. We do not know specifics or how these have been addressed. Of course the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship will be having their say.
I urge everyone to write and object. Here is the address I was given;