Site and Buildings


Site and Buildings Services

Based on NSN’s vast experience of free school capital projects, we can support you throughout the site process, from finding a site to opening, to ensure that your site opens successfully and suits your needs.

NSN’s Delivery Programme provides a site advisory service to hold your hand and quality assure your plans throughout the site process, including:

  • Access to a named NSN Adviser.
  • Access to NSN Site Specialists.
  • A series of advisory Specialist meetings to compliment the timeline of statutory meetings with stakeholders. Each provides advice to help you navigate the complex process and delivers detailed feedback on your plans and next steps.
  • Detailed written feedback and next steps from each meeting.
  • Access to premium site resources.
  • Detailed written feedback and next steps from each meeting.


As part of our universal support for groups in pre-opening, NSN, in partnership with the DfE and Free Schools Capital (FSC), has produced a list of important resources and guidance to help you through the site process. These can be found on our resources page.

  • NSN Site and buildings guidance
  • FSC & NSN - Heads of Terms
  • FSC site resource - Capital project team
  • ESFA Capital project team
  • FSC Customer Booklet

If you would like to discuss our support further and access a price list of Delivery Programme products, please book a call with the team.