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
It includes local authorities running a competition to open new special free schools (one school in each local authority).
‘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 get details of all open free schools and open academies and academy projects in development.