Statement from the Director: Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
If you're interesting in opening a free school, we can help. Applications to join the Development Programme are now open.
Free schools are new state schools, independent of local authorities. Charities, groups of teachers, existing schools and parents can set up new schools if they have the necessary knowledge and experience.
The NSN Delivery Programme fills gaps in capacity and capability, providing a range of support options to prepare schools for a successful opening.