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Free schools: overview of the application process

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Last updated on 25 May 2017
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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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. 1 What is a free school?
  2. 2 Before you apply: setting up an academy trust
  3. 3 Application form and requirements
  4. 4 Application assessment and interviews
  5. 5 Guidance on the pre-opening phase
  6. 6 Case study: setting up a free school

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