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Free schools: how to apply
How to apply to set up a new free school or studio school.
This guide explains the law around setting up a free school and gives information about the application process.
You’ll also need to:
- register your interest before you apply to open a free school
- complete a suitability and declaration form for each member, trustee and director of your academy trust
More information on opening a free school or studio school is available.
Contact the New Schools Network if you need more advice on how to set up a free school.
Contact the Studio Schools Trust if you need more advice on how to set up a studio school.