Special and Alternative Provision free school competitions | NSN

Joint special and AP free schools wave

Please note the deadline to submit an application in this round was 30th September. The informaiton on this page is for information only. It is expected that successful applicants will be announced in winter 2019/20.

The application process

  • Applicants were required to submit a DfE application form to apply for a school that meets one of the 39 published LA specifications. 
  • The DfE and LA will assess applications against their criteria and decide whether or not to invite the group to attend an interview.. They then decide whether or not to approve your proposal based on your application and your performance at interview.

The deadline for proposer groups to submit their application was 30th September 2019 (midday). It is expected successful providers will be announced in Winter 2019/20.