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Opening a studio school

Documents for groups interested in opening a studio school.

Information on the application process and model funding agreements for studio schools.

Studio school application process

To apply, you must read the application guide, fill in and submit the forms below.

  1. Studio school application guide

    • 7 March 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Studio school application forms

    • 13 March 2014
    • Form
  3. Studio school financial template: application stage

    • 17 March 2014
    • Form

Studio school model funding agreements

Before opening a studio school, an academy trust must enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State setting out how the school will operate.

Please use the model documents below.

  1. Studio school model funding agreement: single academy trust

    • 7 March 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Studio school model funding agreement: multi-academy trust

    • 7 March 2014
    • Guidance

Financial templates

We have produced a guide and 2 ready reckoners to help pre-opening groups understand how we will calculate revenue funding for their school.

  1. Studio school revenue funding: 2013 to 2014 academic year

    • 7 March 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Studio school financial template: pre-opening stage

    • 7 March 2014
    • Form
  3. Studio school revenue funding: ready reckoners

    • 7 March 2014
    • Guidance

Studio school 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

Details of applications

  1. UTCs and studio schools: open schools and applications received

    • 7 March 2014
    • Transparency data

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