Schools that Work for Everyone

Closed 12 Dec 2016

Opened 12 Sep 2016


We’re seeking views on proposals to create more good school places.

Why your views matter

We’re consulting on proposals to create more good school places. The proposals include:

  • expecting independent schools to support existing or open new state schools, or offer funded places to children whose families can’t afford to pay fees
  • asking universities to commit to sponsoring or setting up new schools in exchange for the ability to charge higher fees
  • allowing selective schools to expand, or new ones to open, while making sure they support non-selective schools
  • allowing new faith free schools to select up to 100% of pupils based on their faith, and introducing new requirements to make sure that faith schools include pupils from different backgrounds


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Community representatives


  • Education
  • Key stage 1
  • Key stage 2
  • Performance tables
  • Support in education
  • Academy sponsorship
  • Converting to an academy
  • Free Schools, studio schools and University technical colleges
  • Setting up an academy or free school
  • Academies
  • Establishing maintained schools
  • Governance
  • Alternative provision
  • Training and development
  • SEND code of practice
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)