The resources below have been developed by New Schools Network to support groups applying to open special free schools. These resources can be filtered by category using the function on the right. It is important that these resources are used in conjunction with the Department for Education's criteria for assessment.

Governance: Writing your governance plan guidance

Sites and buildings: Site and buildings guidance

Sites and buildings: ESFA site resource - Approval to handover

Sites and buildings: ESFA site resource - Free schools capital project team

Staffing and education plans: Staff recruitment guidance

Staffing and education plans: Ofsted guidance

Governance: Growing your MAT guidance

Student marketing and admissions: Marketing and communications guidance