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Transparency data

Revenue spending on free schools

DfE pre- and post-opening spending costs for free schools.


Free schools expenditure

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Revenue expenditure by DfE on free school projects that opened or were withdrawn since 2011.

DfE gives free school trusts a project development grant to cover the costs of preparing to open a school (the pre-opening stage).

Post-opening funding allows schools to pay for essential costs, such as buying books and equipment, as schools increase their capacity.

Information about capital funding for free schools is also available.