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