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Guidance

Free schools: how to apply

How to apply to set up a new free school or studio school.

Documents

How to apply to set up a free school: guidance

Details

This guide explains the law around setting up a free school and gives information about the application process.

You’ll also need to:

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.