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Setting up a new special school in Portsmouth, Bradford, Essex or Hounslow

Guidance and application forms for setting up a new special free school, and the criteria new school proposers must demonstrate.

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Special free schools application and criteria for Portsmouth

Special free school application form

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Special free school financial template: 2017 to 2018

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Details

Guidance and application forms for the special free school competitions in Portsmouth, Bradford, Essex and Hounslow.

Special free school competitions in other local authorities are now closed for applications - details of future special and alternative provision free schools opportunities will be announced in due course.

Applicants planning to apply to set up a special free school must register their interest before submitting their application.

Special free schools are free schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

You should read this guidance before making an application.

You can apply to set up a school in the following areas:

You should complete both application forms to submit proposals to the local authority and free schools group.

For financial planning information see the:

Published 27 July 2017
Last updated 16 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added information and application criteria document for Bradford, Essex and Hounslow.
  2. Updated title and details text to reflect this applies to Portsmouth.
  3. Reopened competition and updated the documents.
  4. First published.