FOI release

Free schools: applicant information for wave 7

Disclosure relating to the name, local authority, previous school name and faith designation of wave 7 free school applications.



  • Date requested: 12 May 2014
  • Date responded: 16 June 2014


A list of free school applications received by the Department for Education during the ‘seventh wave’, giving for each:

  • the name of the project
  • the local authority/area of the proposed school
  • the previous name (if applicable) of the proposed school
  • the faith (if any) of the proposed school
  • if the application was also submitted in any previous waves (and if so, which)


Wave 7 free school applications were received by 9 May 2014 for schools proposing to open in September 2015 and beyond.

This spreadsheet contains the following information in relation to wave 7 free school applications:

  • name of proposed free school as stated in application
  • proposed local authority in which the free school would be situated
  • name of independent school if converting to free school status
  • faith, ethos or designation