New DfE advice on the free school presumption

February 21st, 2016

The DfE has published new advice for local authorities and new school proposers on the free school presumption. The background is that if a local authority thinks that a new school needs to be established, section 6A of the Education and Inspection Act 2006 requires it to seek proposals to establish an academy (free school) and to specify a date by which proposals must be submitted. The new advice covers the consultation process, impact and equalities assessments, seeking proposals, funding arrangements, notifying the Department, sponsor approval, assessing proposals, scoring, the funding agreement, sponsor consultation and communication.

Rachel Kamm, 11KBW, @kamm11kbw

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