Due diligence (Section I)

The Department for Education carries out a range of checks on those proposing to set up and run free schools.

They require signed copies of their due diligence forms (Section I of the application) in order for them to carry out these checks once a free school application has been submitted. The form should be completed by all members and trustees of the academy trust proposing the free school, all individuals named in section F1, and your Principal Designate if you have one.

The DfE’s free school application guide contains detailed information on this section of the application under ‘Section I’.