Inside free schools | Examples of open schools in England

Case studies

There are over 500 open free schools across England. They are in every region of the country and span all school types and age ranges. Find out more about some of the exciting innovations these schools are bringing to their local community.

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Michaela Community School is a non-denominational, non-fee paying, 11-18, mixed free school which opened in Wembley Park in September 2014.

Michaela brings the values and advantages of a private education to young people of all backgrounds by providing a highly academic curriculum and strong discipline. Traditional subjects are given additional lesson time through the longer school day to give pupils a better grounding for further study. In 2017, Michaela was judged Outstanding by Ofsted.

Pupils at Michaela Community School study a knowledge-based curriculum. Pupils at Michaela Community School study a knowledge-based curriculum.

Eight prestigious private schools including Eton, Caterham and Brighton College have come together to establis...

An all-through Special School based in Reading designed to serve pupils across the autistic spectrum.
Pupils at Everton Free School study the National Curriculum for English, Maths and Science.

Everton Free School is an Alternative Provision school that uses football to encourage young people to reconne...

Tiger Primary School, which opened in September 2012, is Kent’s first free school and Maidstone’s first new sc...

At Brighton Bilingual Primary School, half the classes are taught in Spanish and half in English.