1 / 8 Students attending a free school in London attend a school in Dorset.
(Image by Simon Southey)Schools in England have been the subject of increasing scrutiny over the past few years as more and more students attend free schools in a bid to improve their education and prepare them for careers.
In recent years, the number of free schools has risen to a level unseen since the late 1990s.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number rose from 1,917 in 2015 to 2,053 in 2016, which is a drop of 0.5 per cent on the previous year.
However, the ONS said that the number is still the highest in a decade, and that it is still a relatively small share of the total.
The figures also show that there are only about 14 free schools for every 100,000 children.
In England, the free schools include academies, free schools, free academies and independent schools.
According the National School Leadership Council, the vast majority of the new free schools are academies.
However free schools do not always follow the same curricula as schools in traditional government schools.
This can be a challenge for students who do not yet have the skills and experience to study the subjects they will need to become successful.
This is especially true for disadvantaged children, who may not have access to a suitable teacher.
This year the government introduced the ‘school on demand’ model, which means that some schools will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It has also seen a rise in the number and size of free school groups.
More than 3,500 such schools opened in England last year, but there are currently only 1,095 such schools in the country.
While the number remains high, there are also concerns that these new schools will not provide a suitable education to many students.
According a study published in June, the average academic performance of students at free schools is below the national average.
It also found that the students who attend free school do not have the same level of motivation and self-discipline that they do in government schools, with a higher likelihood of absenteeism.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, David Clarke, said that it was essential that the government take action to improve the education system, and said that there were still too many schools that are still failing to provide a strong education.
“The free schools and academies are failing our students,” he said.
“They’re not meeting the standards we expect of a school, and they’re also not meeting our high expectations of a free education.”