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Apply to open a mainstream, studio school or 16 to 19 free school

Application forms and assessment criteria for groups interested in opening a mainstream, studio school or 16 to 19 free school.

Documents

Mainstream, studio school and 16 to 19 free schools: application form sections A, B and H

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Mainstream, studio school and 16 to 19 free schools application form: sections C to F

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Details

Use the forms on this page if you wish to open one of the following types of free school:

  • mainstream free school
  • studio school
  • 16 to 19 free school

The ‘Free school applications: criteria for assessment’ document gives guidance on the application process, including the deadline for submitting applications.

To help you plan your budget, you should also fill in a financial template (section G of the application):

More information on opening a free school or studio school is available.