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. 


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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