Collection

Free school applications

Applicants proposing to open a free school along with their applications forms, impact assessments and pre-registration inspections notes.

Free schools: applicant information

  1. Free schools: applicant information for wave 12

    • Transparency data
  2. Free schools: applicant information for wave 11

    • Transparency data
  3. Free schools: applicant information for wave 10

    • Transparency data
  4. Free schools: applicant information for wave 9

    • Transparency data
  5. Free schools: applicant information for wave 8

    • Transparency data
  6. Free schools: applicant information for wave 7

    • FOI release
  7. Free schools: applicant information for wave 6

    • FOI release
  8. Free schools: applicant information for wave 5

    • FOI release
  9. Free schools: applicant information for wave 4

    • Transparency data
  10. Free schools: applicant information for wave 3

    • FOI release
  11. Free schools: applicant information for waves 1 and 2

    • FOI release

Approved free school application forms

  1. Free schools: open schools and successful applications

    • Transparency data
  2. Approved free school application forms: wave 10

    • Transparency data
  3. Approved free school application forms: wave 9

    • Transparency data
  4. Approved free school application forms: wave 8

    • Transparency data
  5. Approved free school application forms: wave 7

    • Transparency data
  6. Approved free school application forms: wave 6

    • Transparency data
  7. Approved free school application forms: wave 5

    • Transparency data
  8. Approved free school application forms: wave 4

    • Transparency data
  9. Approved free school application forms: wave 3

    • Transparency data
  10. Approved free school application forms: wave 2

    • Transparency data
  11. Approved free school application forms: wave 1

    • Transparency data

Letters to successful free school applicants

  1. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 10

    • Transparency data
  2. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 9

    • Transparency data
  3. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 8

    • Transparency data
  4. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 7

    • Transparency data
  5. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 6

    • Transparency data
  6. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 5

    • Transparency data
  7. Letters sent to successful free school applicants: wave 4

    • Transparency data
  8. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 3

    • Transparency data
  9. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 2

    • Transparency data
  10. Letters to successful free school applicants: wave 1

    • Transparency data

Impact assessments of open free schools

Assessments of the effect that proposed schools would have on their local area, including how they would affect other schools.

  1. Free schools that opened in 2017: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  2. Free schools that opened in 2016: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  3. Free schools that opened in 2015: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  4. Free schools that opened in 2014: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  5. Free schools that opened in 2013: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  6. Free schools that opened in 2012: impact assessments

    • Transparency data
  7. Free schools that opened in 2011: impact assessments

    • Transparency data

Ofsted pre-registration inspections of free schools

Ofsted carries out pre-registration inspections under the Education and Skills Act 2008. The outcome of these inspections helps inform the Secretary of State’s decision whether to register a new free school as an independent school.

Published 18 February 2016
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Letters to successful free school applicants' and 'Approved free school application forms' for waves 9 and 10 and impact assessments for free schools that opened in 2016 and 2017.
  2. Added 'Free schools: applicant information for wave 12'.
  3. Added 'Free schools: applicant information for wave 11'.
  4. First published.