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Free Schools documents

Free School Funding Assumptions

The purpose of this document is to provide a guide to high level funding assumptions to assist a Free School Proposer in broadly assessing the level of space and capital funding required in meeting their accommodation needs.

The guidance note itself should not be regarded in any way as a policy guide but merely a field tool in order to assist early preparation of the feasibility of assessing suitable buildings.

Download the Free School Funding Assumptions document here.

Free School Kit

The Free School Kit is an online map browser that allows users to explore potential sites for their new Free School.

Once an area is selected, it plots the location of other schools within a five-mile radius and gathers data such as pupil attainment, the percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals, Ofsted ratings and information about surplus places.

You can find the Free School Kit here.