What are Free Schools and how can you set one up?

What are Free Schools?

Free Schools are new independent state-funded schools that are set up in response to demand from the local community. 

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Free School stories

Free Schools respond to what local communities want. They are bringing new ideas and innovations to every region in England.

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Set up a Free School

Got a vision for a new school? Start here to understand what is involved, register with NSN or apply for our support.

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Support and advice to help you learn about and set up a free school

Setting up a Free School?

We offer a wide range of support and advice to groups seeking to set up Free Schools:

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