Research and analysis

Establishing and leading new types of school

Research into how new types of school are being established and lead.



This research looks at university technical colleges (UTCs), studio schools and free schools. It looks at a sample of these school types, established in 2011 and 2012.

The research looks specifically at:

  • how these schools recruit and select their leaders
  • the skills and experience of the school leaders
  • the specific challenges involved in establishing new schools
  • how these schools operate to achieve success
  • the support that benefits these schools the most
Published 15 January 2013