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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.

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List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (November 2018)

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List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage (November 2018)

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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 5 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added November 2018 successful applications list.
  2. Updated 'List of free schools and UTCs in the pre-opening stage' for October 2018.
  3. Changes made to details section to help clarify types of free school.
  4. First published.