Timeline for free schools, UTCs and studio schools: mandatory

What free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.



Information to help free schools, UTCs and studio schools understand and plan for the compulsory legal requirements they must meet.

We’ve tried to be as precise as possible but some of the dates may change.

A timeline of useful dates and information for free schools, UTCs and studio schools is also available.

Published 30 January 2014
Last updated 20 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Spring term 2017 update.
  2. Autumn term 2016 update.
  3. Summer term 2016 update.
  4. Spring term 2016 update.
  5. Autumn term 2015 update.
  6. Timeline changed to reflect that the date for first teaching of mathematics and further mathematics A levels will be September 2017.
  7. Spring term update.
  8. Autumn term update.
  9. Summer 2014 update.
  10. First published.