Briefing: School Organisation – Free School Presumption

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
June 14, 2018
Alan Parker
Issues Covered
  • Efficiency of school system
  • Free Schools
  • New Voluntary Aided Schools
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance
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See also Standing Room Only: Have we enough school places? (LGiU, September 2013)

The DfE has issued updated advice on the Free School Presumption, the procedure which local authorities use to fulfil their duty to secure sufficient schools for their areas. The new advice strengthens the local authority role in project managing new school buildings and choosing an Academy Trust to manage the school.

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