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Access facts and figures about free schools as well as the latest news below. To contact the New Schools Network media team during office hours, please call on: 020 7952 8472 or email press@newschoolsnetwork.org. Out of hours call Sarah Pearson (07855 816 379) or Amy Leonard (07960 116 966).

Free schools: the basics

Over 500 free schools are now open or approved in every region of England. Once full these schools will provide over 330,000 new school places.