Apply to open a special or alternative provision free school
Guidance, assessment criteria and bid forms for local authorities seeking to establish new special or alternative provision free schools.
Setting up a free school
Set up a free school - find out what you need to do and how to increase your chance of success
Free school applications: suitability and declarations form
Form and assessment criteria for members and directors of academy trusts to submit personal information.
Mainstream and 16 to 19 free school financial template
A tool to help mainstream and 16 to 19 free schools plan their budget.
Registration of free schools
Forms to register a new free school and guidance on the school standards required.
Guidance and regulation
- New school proposals
- Free schools: successful applications
- Revenue spending on free schools and studio schools
- Approved free school application forms: wave 9
- Approved free school application forms: wave 1