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A flagship Government free school has been told it must close just two years after it opened - just one day after Derby's failing free school was told it was "in chaos".

Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex, has been told it must shut its doors on April 4, making it the first such school to close.

The order came 24 hours after the city's failing Al-Madinah free school was given a damning report, stating it was still "in chaos" two months after it was also placed in special measures.


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