This idea came to us from an educationalist - we think it could unlock student choice and diversity in teaching.
It's not like the Open University - offering stand alone courses and qualifications.
But it could offer "bolt on" courses to schools.
It would be mainly virtual, using IT for teaching. In some cases where schools have a minority of students interested in a particular module, they would study that module through the Open School.
In other cases, it would offer teacher training and resources, enabling teachers to offer their students a wider range of modules.