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Free School Status 

What is a Free School?

  • An Academy created under Academies Act 2010

  • A school independent of a local authority operated by an “academy trust”

  • A company limited by guarantee

  • A charity which is exempt from registration with the Charity Commission

  • A school which receives capital and revenue funding by the DfE

  • A Free School is a company governed by:


  1. articles of association

  2. a funding agreement

  3. education legislation

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