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Completing section D2 (special)

How to prepare for your DfE interview

Becoming an academy sponsor (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing the budget plan (special)

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

Finding a site guidance (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing section F3 - Governance (mainstream, special, AP)

Creating your vision (mainstream)

Comparison of different types of free school (mainstream, special, AP)