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:
These schools were approved as part of a free school wave jointly led by the DfE and local authorities, which closed in September 2019.
Unity Howard, Director of New Schools Network, said:
Sunday, July 19, 2020
"The Public Accounts Committee’s report on Support for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is concerning.
"The report highlights the difficulties many families face in securing an ECH plan, which too frequently leave our most vulnerable children lacking the support they need. This simply cannot be justified.