The resources below have been developed by New Schools Network to support groups applying to open special free schools. These resources can be filtered by category using the function on the right. It is important that these resources are used in conjunction with the Department for Education's criteria for assessment.

Skills gap analysis tool (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing section D3 (AP)

Role of governors (mainstream, special, AP)

Setting up a company limited by guarantee (mainstream,special, AP)

Completing the budget plan (AP)

Completing section F1 and F2 - Capacity and capability (mainstream, special, AP)

Creating your vision (mainstream)