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.

Sites and buildings: ESFA site resource - Heads of Terms

Sites and buildings: ESFA site resource - Approval to handover

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

Staffing and education plans: Developing your education brief guidance

Student marketing and admissions: Marketing and communications guidance

Staffing and education plans: Ofsted guidance

Student marketing and admissions: Admissions guidance

Finance and procurement: Procurement guidance

Finance and procurement: Pre-opening budget guidance