Free school applications: suitability and declarations form

Form and assessment criteria for members and directors of academy trusts to submit personal information.



This form is for academy trusts and the companies ‘limited by guarantee’ that form them to apply to open a free school. It must be filled in by company members, trustees and directors. Each must fill it in separately.

Make sure you fill in the personal information on the form. This is so that we can check your suitability to manage or run a school.

Guidance on the free school application process is available.

Published 18 August 2015
Last updated 1 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added application form and assessment criteria for wave 12.
  2. First published.