A SCHOOL saved from closure by a worried parent is hoping to become Worcestershire’s first free school.

The New Elizabethan School in Hartlebury, near Kidderminster, which currently offers specialist provision for gifted and talented pupils and for children with ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ASD is taking its place at the forefront of the county’s free school movement.

If its plans are accepted by the Government the school, which currently charges about £2,500 per child per term, would provide specialist education for 100 pupils free of charge.