Find a free school
A snapshot of university sponsored free schools was taken in December 2015. This was reviewed and updated in December 2016.
The information is not comprehensive and is drawn from the Department for Education list of free schools as well as knowledge within the Institutions Directorate at HEFCE.
The Higher Education Institution is not always the main sponsor of the school, they might be a co-sponsor.
The relevant department or team within the HEI is indicated as a first point of contact. The institutions’ general contact details are provided where there is no obvious department. Where this is not possible, the HEI’s main contact details are provided.
|HEI Sponsor||Further information||HEI sponsor type||School Name||Phase||Date Open|
|King's College London||KCL Maths School - Contact||Main sponsor||King's College London Mathematics School||16-19||Sep-14|
|Kingston University||Kingston University - general enquiries||Co-sponsor||The Kingston Academy||Secondary||Sep-15|
|The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts||LIPA - Contact us||Main sponsor||LIPA Primary School||Primary||Sep-14|
|Main sponsor||LIPA Sixth Form||16-19||Sep-16|
|Plymouth College of Art||Projects and Partnerships||Main sponsor||Plymouth School of Creative Arts||All-through||Sep-13|
|Ravensbourne||Ravensbourne - Contact us||Co-sponsor||The Stationers School Greenwich||11-16||Sep-18|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||Perry Beeches II Free School||Secondary||Sep-12|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||Perry Beeches III Free School||Secondary||Sep-13|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||Perry Beeches IV Free School||Secondary||Sep-14|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||Perry Beeches V Free School||All-through||Sep-15|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||Perry Beeches Primary I||Primary||Sep-16|
|Newman University||School of Education||Co-sponsor||St George's Free School||Secondary||Sep-13|
|The University of Birmingham||University School||Main sponsor||The University of Birmingham School||Secondary||Sep-15|
|The University of Brighton||Educational Partnerships||Main sponsor||University of Brighton Secondary School||Secondary||Sep-18|
|The University of Bristol||University of Bristol||Co-sponsor||Venturers' Academy||Secondary||Sep-16|
|University of Cambridge||Faculty of Education||Main sponsor||The University of Cambridge Primary School||Primary||Sep-15|
|University of Chester||University of Chester- general enquires||Main sponsor||University Church Free School||Primary||Sep-13|
|University of Exeter||Graduate School of Education||Co-sponsor||Exeter Mathematics School||16-19||Sep-14|
|University of Hertfordshire||School and college liaison||Co-sponsor||Hatfield Community Free School||Primary||Sep-12|
|Co-sponsor||Ascot Road Community Free School||Primary||Sep-14|
|Co-sponsor||Jupiter Community Free School||Primary||Sep-14|
|Co-sponsor||Lanchester Community Free School||Primary||Sep-14|
|The University of Nottingham||University of Nottingham - Contact us||Main sponsor||Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology||Secondary||Sep-14|