Published 31 January 2014
Last updated 22 July 2019
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22 July 2019
In 'Apply to open a mainstream free school', updated deadline for submitting wave 14 applications.
11 March 2019
Updated details about applying to open a special or alternative provision free school.
31 January 2019
Updated information about the application deadline for wave 14 in the 'apply to open a mainstream free school' section.
12 October 2018
Added 'Pre-opening guidance for maths schools'.
1 October 2018
Registration for creating a new free school as part of wave 13 closed.
31 July 2018
Updated application deadline information in 'apply to open a mainstream free school' section.
24 July 2018
Changed information on how to apply to open a special or alternative provision free school.
14 June 2018
Details on upcoming expression of interest for local authorities added to '3. Apply to open a special or alternative provision free school'.
11 May 2018
Updated with information and documentation for free school applications in wave 13.
27 July 2017
Added 'Setting up a new special school' page.
20 April 2016
Added 'Studio school revenue funding' and 'Special free school revenue funding'.
22 December 2015
Added links for information about opening a studio school.
14 September 2015
Added a link to a registration form for anyone planning to apply to set up a free school.
18 March 2015
Updated model funding agreements for groups opening a free school.
30 September 2014
Updated the pre-opening guide for all types of free school.
12 September 2014
Added the revenue funding and pre-opening budget documents under 'free school financial planning'.
24 July 2014
Added online form to register an interest in opening a free school.
31 January 2014