Please note: The Department for Education no longer funds New Schools Network to provide support for free school applicant groups. For more information about applying to open a free school, visit gov.uk. Applicant resources remain available to access, but may be out of date.

Project Management: Project planning tool (2023 opening)

Project Management: Project planning tool (2024 opening)

Governance: Writing your governance plan guidance

Sites and buildings: Tool 9 - Premises governance and communications

Sites and buildings: Tool 6 - Main contractor watch list

Project Management: Project planning tool (2021 opening)

Project Management: Project planning tool (2022 opening)

Site and buildings: DfE Free Schools Capital – Customer Journey Booklet