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Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Details of successful applications for free schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) in the pre-opening stage.

Applies to England

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Details

Details of all schools in the pre-opening stage of the free school programme, including:

  • type of school
  • age group served
  • local authority
  • regional schools commissioner (RSC) region

There are many different types of free school, including:

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • all-through schools
  • 16 to 19 year olds schools
  • special free schools
  • alternative provision free schools

There are also a small number of maths schools. These are specialist free schools for the most mathematically able 16 to 19 year olds.

Alongside free schools there are university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools. These are mainly for 14 to 19 year olds.

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 get details of all open free schools, UTCs and studio schools and open academies and academy projects in development.

Published 4 September 2018
Last updated 13 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for May 2022.

  2. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for April 2022.

  3. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for March 2022.

  4. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for February 2022.

  5. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for January 2022.

  6. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for December 2021.

  7. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for November 2021.

  8. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for October 2021.

  9. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for September 2021.

  10. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for August 2021.

  11. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for July 2021.

  12. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for June 2021.

  13. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for May 2021.

  14. Added 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (April 2021)'.

  15. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for March 2021.

  16. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for February 2021.

  17. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for January 2021.

  18. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for December 2020.

  19. Updated schools list to 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (November 2020)'.

  20. Added the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (September 2020).

  21. Updated free schools pipeline list spreadsheets for August 2020.

  22. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for July 2020.

  23. Updated the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage.

  24. Added the list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (June 2020).

  25. Updated to correct an error in the original publication regarding the pre-opening status for St Neots Academy.

  26. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (May 2020)

  27. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for April 2020.

  28. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for March 2020.

  29. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for January 2020.

  30. Added details of successful applications for free schools and university technical colleges in the pre-opening stage for October 2019.

  31. Added details of successful applications for free schools and university technical colleges in the pre-opening stage for September 2019.

  32. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for August 2019.

  33. Updated list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for July 2019.

  34. Added list of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage for July 2019

  35. Updated spreadsheets to include information up to 14 June.

  36. Updated the 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage' with details for June 2019.

  37. Replaced attachments with updated versions for May 2019.

  38. Attached an updated version of 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (April 2019)'.

  39. Updated 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage' for April 2019.

  40. Updated document 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage' for March 2019.

  41. Attachments replaced with February versions.

  42. Added January 2019 successful applications list.

  43. Added December 2018 successful applications list.

  44. Added November 2018 successful applications list.

  45. Updated 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage' for October 2018.

  46. Changes made to details section to help clarify types of free school.

  47. First published.