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Last updated on 25 May 2017
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School types: Academy · School phases: All

How do we set up a free school? This article outlines the various types of free school and explains who can set one up. It cites official guidance on the application process and includes a case study on opening a free school.

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  1. What is a free school?
  2. Before you apply: setting up an academy trust
  3. Application form and requirements
  4. Application assessment and interviews
  5. Guidance on the pre-opening phase
  6. Case study: setting up a free school

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