What are the different types of free school?

Marchbank Free School is a special school for pupils with Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties.

It is possible to set up different types of free schools - mainstream, 16-19, special and alternative provision

The application process has different requirements depending on the type of free school that you are. Free schools can be:

  • Mainstream
  • 16-19
  • Special school
  • Alternative provision
  • A hybrid of the above types.

Download our comparative guide on the differences between each type of free school, and to help you decide what type of free school you wish to establish.