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All free schools receive all or part of their funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), which is part of the Department for Education. However, different types of free school receive different amounts:

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SCAP 2020

As part of the free school application process, it is important to have an understanding of how your proposed school will impact on the existing provision in your area. In previous waves, demonstrating basic need for a new school has been a key requirement. This resource outlines a variety of resources that applicants can use to build a basic need case for their chosen area and explains how to interpret the school capacity (SCAP) data tables.

Free school resource bank

Planning your free school proposal may feel daunting. We have aimed to simplify this process by collating a range of guidance available from the Department for Education (DfE) and other sources. This resource includes a list of documents intended to help groups who are applying to open a primary, secondary or 16-19 mainstream free school.

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CAPA College is a 16-19 school in Wakefield.

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London Screen Academy is a 16 to 19 college in Islington, which opened in 2019. The college specialises in entertainment technologies, creative media arts, performance and production.

Site guidance for applicants

This guidance is for central route mainstream school applicants only. This guidance will help you to identify what you can and cannot do in the application stage to identify potential sites for your free school and will explain what information you will need to provide in section H of the free school application. This guidance will also explain some of the things you should consider when looking for potential sites, and what you can expect if your project is approved to the pre-opening stage.

Last year, King’s College London Mathematics School placed at the top of The Times A level results table after students achieved 92% A* grade in mathematics, and 99% of all grades being A*-B grades. Almost a quarter of the school’s students gained a place at either Oxford or Cambridge, and over 90% secured a place at a Russell Group university.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) today announced a new application process and ‘how to apply guidance’ for opening university-sponsored specialist maths schools, specialist 16-19 free schools for pupils who are mathematically able. They are supported by universities which offer highly selective, high-tariff undergraduate maths courses.

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Monday, March 26, 2018