School organisation

Documents about making significant changes to schools (for example, expansion), closing schools and opening new schools.

Information on how schools and local authorities can respond to local demand and population changes. These may include significant changes to existing provision (for example, expanding a school, age range changes), opening new provision and school closures.


  1. Establishing a new school: free school presumption

    • Guidance
  2. School organisation: local-authority-maintained schools

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Changes to the system of school organisation

    • Consultation outcome
  4. New school proposals

    • Transparency data
  5. Rural primary schools designation

    • Transparency data
  6. Making significant changes to an existing academy

    • Guidance
  7. Establishing new local-authority-maintained schools

    • Guidance
Published 28 January 2014
Last updated 23 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added the document 'Establishing a new school: free school presumption'.
  2. First published.