Kent

Kent parents' school bid turned down

A group of parents who wanted to set up a free school in Kent have had their bid turned down by the government.

They proposed opening a primary school at King's Hill near West Malling because they claim there is a shortage of school places.

The Department for Education questioned their financial plans and methods for measuring the school's success.

Angela Vincent, one of the parents who led the campaign, said she was disappointed rather than angry.

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