Details of open free schools and successful applications in the pre-opening stage.
Details of all schools in the free school programme including:
- type of school
- age group served
- local authority
- opening date
- regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
‘Free schools’ includes university technical colleges (UTCs), studio schools and free school presumption schools.
Section 6A of the Education Act 2011, which changed the arrangements for establishing new schools, is called the academy or free school presumption.
You can also access details of open academies and academy projects in development.