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more information about applying to open a free school, visit Applicant resources remain available to access, but may be out of date.

Free school resource bank

SCAP 2020

Site guidance for applicants

Completing section E2 - Assessment (mainstream)

How to prepare for your DfE interview

Becoming an academy sponsor (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing section E1 - Curriculum (mainstream)

Guidance for faith free schools (mainstream)