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Choir school in bid to open free school

by Margaret Holness

BRISTOL Cathedral Choir School (BCCS), a maintained academy, is seek­ing government approval to open an associated primary school under the Government’s free-school pro­gramme. Its partner in the bid is the independent Wells Cathedral School, which would provide expertise in primary education.

One of only six former inde­pendent schools to opt for academy status, the 630-pupil BCCS is a special­ist music academy. It is the most oversubscribed school in Bristol, and ...

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