I live in a small market town in Suffolk where we have a very good high school, the county have undergone a programe of closing middle schools which is now in its last couple of years. A group has got together an are proposing a new free school to act as an alternative to the local high school. This free school will be small (about 550) and offer a narrow academic curriculum and they want the middle school building, which is due to pass over to the current high school. This will be a very divisive step for the town and drain money and resources from the current high school, the groups is being helped by a local "education company" who claim not to be profiting from the arrangement. We have written to the steering group to get minutes of the meetings but have been told that as they are so informal they haven't kept any. Any advice or ideas most welcome.