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Plan for new Maharishi Free Schools in London and Suffolk
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10 December 2011
Due to the success of the first Maharishi Free School in England, plans are underway to create more free schools which offer Consciousness-Based Education.
Dr Peter Warburton, Chairman of Maharishi Foundation UK, said, 'We're now in the process of putting in applications for new Maharishi Schools to be supported by the government in other parts of the country.'
Right now the focus is on two locations: one in London (in the borough of Richmond) and one in Suffolk. According to Dr Warburton, the school in London potentially could eventually have 1,000 students from ages 4 to 18.
'That means it would be a real flagship Maharishi School in the capital city and a wonderful example for all governments of the world of the kind of education they should support.'
In order to achieve this goal, applications have to be submitted to the government by February 2012, then there is a one-year process of review and development by the Department for Education. If approved, the schools in London and Suffolk would open in the school year beginning in 2013.
However, to even submit the first application, the Maharishi School Trust must already have a minimum number of children and parents committed, as well as the location, the curriculum, and a solid financial plan.
Dr Warburton was confident of the project's success. He said, 'We've got strong encouragement from the Department for Education based on what we've done already.'
Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Warburton's report on the two proposed new Maharishi Free Schools.
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