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Has £140m been wasted on Free Schools?

Has £140m been wasted on Free Schools?

Almost £140m has been "wasted" on free schools and other new types of school, which either closed early or failed to open at all, says a teachers' union.

The National Union of Teachers said the money was spent on 62 free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools which either closed, partially closed or did not open.

The NUT said the data was mainly drawn from government websites.

The Department for Education said free schools were popular with parents.

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