What is a Free School?
Free schools are non-profit making, independent, state-funded schools. They are set up by a wide variety of proposers who want to make a difference to the educational landscape.

Will Southend YMCA Community School be a Christian only school for Young Men?
No, the YMCA's vision is for an inclusive Christian Movement, improving the lives of young people of both genders, from all faiths and of none.

How will Southend YMCA Community School be accountable?
The school will be accountable to a board of governors and subject to OFSTED inspections. The school will also be accountable to the Department for Education through its funding agreement.

Will Southend YMCA Community School divert resources from Southend's existing schools?
No. The Government has announced that funding for all schools will increase in real terms over the course of this Parliament.

Where will the school be?
Southend YMCA Community Free School is located at:

Ticket House, 110 East Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6LH.