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100,000 families to be allocated primary school places in failing schools
How we can help
If you're interesting in opening a free school, we can help. Applications to join the Development Programme are now open.
Free schools: the basics
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.
NSN Delivery Programme
The NSN Delivery Programme fills gaps in capacity and capability, providing a range of support options to prepare schools for a successful opening.