Transparency data: New school proposals

Department For Education

October 1
09:12 2019

Local authorities seeking proposers

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Local authorities seeking proposers

Section 6A approved/under consideration schools

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Section 6A approved/under consideration schools

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Local authorities seeking proposers contains details of all local authorities seeking proposers to establish a new academy or free school.

It includes the:

  • name of the local authority
  • location of the new school
  • phase of education
  • capacity of the school
  • sponsor application closing date
  • link to the local authority specification and application form

Section 6A approved/under consideration schools contains details of:

  • academies and free schools that have approval
  • free schools that dont have approval yet under the academies/free school presumption section of the Education and Inspections Act 2006

It includes the:

  • date of decision
  • name of the local authority
  • proposed location of the school at the time of approval
  • phase of education
  • proposed opening date at the time of approval (which can change)

Read the Free school presumption document for guidance on the process for establishing new schools.

Published 16 December 2013
Last updated 1 October 2019 +show all updates
  1. Local authorities seeking proposers document updated: Norfolk County Council has published a specification on its website seeking proposals to establish a new free school in Fakenham, Norfolk.
  2. 'Local authorities seeking proposers' document updated: the deadline for submitting proposals for the presumption free school in Brent has been extended.
  3. Updated 'Local authorities seeking proposers' and 'Section 6A approved/under consideration schools'.
  4. Updated documents 'Local authorities seeking proposers'.
  5. Updated 'Local authorities seeking proposers' to remove the entry for Birmingham, included proposals for Staffordshire and notifications for Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Essex.
  6. Two new free schools approved and added to 'Section 6A approved/under consideration schools'.
  7. Updated documents 'Local authorities seeking proposers' with revised closing date for Birmingham applications.

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