About us

The New Schools Network’s Board has taken the decision to wind down the charity. Please see here for more information. NSN no longer delivers services for free schools, or the DfE’s Academy Ambassadors Programme. We are proud of the role we have played over the years and the legacy we leave – both in terms of supporting free schools that have raised the bar in standards, and improved education forever, and by changing the face of academy governance through the Academy Ambassadors programme, working in particular to support some of the highest need trusts.

Our purpose is to ensure that every child has an equal chance to succeed, irrespective of their background, by supporting communities to establish, run and improve schools.

An unacceptable number of children fail to reach their potential because they lack access to an excellent education. Too often, a child’s background dictates their destination in life, entrenching inequality and impacting communities for generations to come. 

New Schools Network is passionate about ending educational inequality once and for all.

We envisage a country where every child has an equal chance to succeed in life, irrespective of their background.

NSN's values

  • We take action to generate change.
  • We embrace innovation.
  • We believe in individual agency.
  • We celebrate diversity.
  • We commit to continuous improvement.