Collection

Opening a free school

Documents for groups interested in opening a free school.

The New Schools Network can provide information and advice on how to set up a free school.

Applying and opening a free school

  1. Free school application guide

    • 6 February 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Mainstream and 16 to 19 free school applications

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  3. Special free school applications

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  4. Alternative provision free school applications

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  5. Free school pre-opening guide

    • 30 September 2014
    • Guidance

Free school financial planning

  1. Mainstream and 16 to 19 free school financial template

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  2. Mainstream free school revenue funding

    • 6 February 2015
    • Guidance
  3. 16 to 19 free school revenue funding

    • 6 February 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Special free school financial template

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  5. Special free school revenue funding

    • 6 February 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Alternative provision free school financial template

    • 6 February 2015
    • Form
  7. Alternative provision free school revenue funding

    • 16 February 2015
    • Guidance
  8. Free school pre-opening budgets

    • 1 March 2013
    • Form
  9. Revenue expenditure for free schools

    • 7 May 2014
    • Transparency data

Free school administration

  1. Free school model documents

    • 16 September 2013
    • Guidance
  2. Free school staffing issues

    • 27 May 2013
    • Guidance
  3. Free schools admissions

    • 8 January 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Registration of free schools

    • 5 March 2013
    • Form
  5. Free school inspections

    • 22 May 2013
    • Guidance
  6. Free school education policies

    • 31 May 2013
    • Guidance

Free schools site management guidance

  1. Free schools site management

    • 1 March 2013
    • Guidance
  2. Free schools, UTCs and studio schools: model lease

    • 2 April 2014
    • Form