Open and pre-open free schools

"We very much felt that they were the experts in supporting free school applicants and we're very grateful to them for their support."

"NSN offered thoroughly professional and knowledgeable insight, advice and challenge."

"The workshops and the advice that you're getting, the people who are presenting and sharing information with you are absolutely involved in the free schools process."

"NSN is a really great organisation – they have been so open"

"NSN support is really good - I rely on NSN for anything I can receive help with"

"We go to NSN for advice, I think they’re a great organisation. It’s always nice to know that they are there and they’re open – and I think of them if we experience any challenges"

“Excellent support as a sounding board for exploring ideas and developing individual issues relevant to our school”

“Just a really professional team who always offer first class advice”

“The training is of far higher standard than other education training providers I have experienced”

"Knowing people are available over the phone who have great experience, understanding and insight was very reassuring”

Free schools in the news

Author of ‘Being Miss Nobody’ Tamsin Winter visited the Olive School in Blackburn this week.

Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School in north London has received an outstanding report for Jewish studies from the Board of Deputies of British Jews inspection ser

The schools were approved through a new process called the Local Authority (LA) Commissioned Special Schools process. Local authorities invited special free school bids from proposer groups in 19 LAs across England.