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Local authorities that have applied for Targeted Basic Need (TBN) Programme funding to establish new schools should familiarise themselves with the timetable set out in the annex to the guidance. In the event that your TBN new school funding application is approved you will be expected to adhere to this timetable.
Advice on establishing a new maintained school including publishing proposals outside of the competitive arrangements can be found on this page.
1. This advice is non-statutory. It is part of the department’s guidance to local authorities (LAs) on the establishment of new schools. It sets out for LAs and new school proposers the department’s expectations of how the academy/free school presumption process should operate in practice and the characteristics and qualities that new school proposers must demonstrate. This advice applies to all new schools established under the academy/free school presumption, including those that are proposed to be funded from the Targeted Basic Need Programme.
2. The Education Act 2011 changed the arrangements for establishing new schools and introduced section 6A (the academy/free school presumption) to the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Where a LA thinks there is a need for a new school in its area it must seek proposals to establish an academy/free school. Section 6A came into effect:
3. This advice applies from 18 July 2013. The requirements set out in this advice supersede those of the previous version. This advice applies to any proposed new schools where LAs seek academy/free school proposals on or after the date of its publication, and all new schools for which LAs have applied for funding from the Targeted Basic Need Programme.
4. The advice relates to the following legislation:
5. This advice is for:
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Download copies of keeling schedules in relation to the Education Bill.
A table of proposals and consolidated regulations.
Information and guidance on how to apply to become an academy sponsor.