Mainstream free school funding agreements: single academy trusts

Model documents to be used by single-academy trusts establishing new mainstream free schools.

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This document has been archived as it has been replaced by the ‘Mainstream academy and free school: single model funding agreement’.



Before opening a free school, an academy trust must enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State. The funding agreement provides the framework within which the free school will operate.

Please note that these model documents reflect the latest legislative and policy positions at the date of publication. The precise terms on which the Secretary of State will enter into an agreement in respect of a particular school will reflect the individual circumstances of the project.

Published 7 June 2013