Establishing new local-authority-maintained schools

Guidance for local authorities and new school proposers about establishing new local-authority-maintained schools.

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Applies to England


Establishing new maintained schools


This is for:

  • local authorities
  • new school proposers

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools.

It sets out the limited circumstances in which local authorities and other school proposers can propose a new local-authority-maintained school.

Published 14 June 2013