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Apply to open an alternative provision free school

Application forms and assessment criteria for groups interested in opening an alternative provision (AP) free school.

Documents

Alternative provision free school application form: sections A, B and H

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Alternative provision free school application form: sections C to F

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Details

Groups who wish to apply to open an alternative provision (AP) free school should use the forms on this page.

The ‘Free school applications: criteria for assessment’ document gives guidance on the application process, including the deadline for submitting applications.

If you are applying to open an AP free school, you should also fill in the financial template (section G of the application). The template will help you plan your budget.

More information on opening a free school is available.

AP free schools are free schools for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

Published 13 November 2013
Last updated 29 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added application forms and assessment criteria for wave 12.
  2. Updated assessment criteria and application forms.
  3. Updated documents with wave 10 information.
  4. Documents updated in preparation for Wave 9 applications.
  5. Added updated 'Alternative provision free school application form: sections C to F'.
  6. Updated downloads for sections A,B,H and C F.
  7. Updated 'Alternative provision free school applications: criteria for assessment' document.
  8. Added financial template to help groups opening an alternate provision free school plan their budget.
  9. Updated with wave 8 information.
  10. Added updated application forms for wave 7.
  11. First published.