New Schools Network - Free Schools: the basics
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About The Event
Provisional GCSE results for 2018 show free schools are once again the highest performing school type at Progress 8. New Schools Network (NSN) advisers Catherine Ollington and Sam Fitzpatrick will explain how to apply for, open and run a successful free school, based on the nine years plus experience of NSN. This is an opportunity to receive tailored advice and information on the free schools application and pre-opening processes.
Free schools are new independent state-funded schools. They provide a way for groups and organisations to respond to a need for a new school in their community – whether for extra places, to raise standards or offer choice. Like all state schools, free schools are free to attend and open to all children. They have been opened all over England by parents, teachers, existing schools and trusts, community groups and charities. They can be primary, secondary, all-through or 16-19, and can open specifically for children with special educational needs or those who struggle in mainstream schools (alternative provision).