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.

Project Management: Project planning tool (2024 opening)

Governance: Writing your governance plan guidance

Project Management: Project planning tool (2023 opening)

Sites and buildings: Tool 9 - Premises governance and communications

Sites and buildings: Tool 6 - Main contractor watch list

Project Management: Project planning tool (2021 opening)

Project Management: Project planning tool (2022 opening)

Site and buildings: DfE Free Schools Capital – Customer Journey Booklet (Sept 2019)