Applicant resources: Mainstream and 16-19

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.

Free school resource bank

SCAP 2020

Site guidance for applicants

Completing section E2 - Assessment (mainstream)

How to prepare for your DfE interview

Becoming an academy sponsor (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing section E1 - Curriculum (mainstream)

Role of governors (mainstream, special, AP)

Setting up a company limited by guarantee (mainstream,special, AP)