To apply for a place on the Development Programme groups need to complete a short written application form which can be downloaded below. There are separate application forms for groups seeking to establish Mainstream, 16-19, Alternative Provision and Special Free Schools.
Please note that applications for places on this year's Development Programme are now closed.
When completing your application form you should make reference to the relevant criteria which we will use when judging applications. These can be downloaded below:
Application Criteria for NSN Development programme
Application forms for NSN Development programme
Please ensure your answers are within the word limits specified for each section of the application form. The ability to take on board guidance is a key quality we look for when assessing your potential to benefit from the programme.