High schools that wish to be converted into an academy should use model ballots. Polls in April 2015 deplored public support for conservative proposals to increase the number of free schools by at least 500 to 26 percent. [47] Labour`s 2015 election platform proposed to ban the creation of free schools in areas where there was a surplus of places. [77] The funding agreement is the framework for your academy or free school. To create a free school, the founding groups file applications with the Ministry of Education. [10] Groups are parent-led groups, educational charities, and religious groups. Grants to start-ups are allocated to the establishment of schools and ongoing funding is equivalent to that of other state-controlled local schools. [24] If the Academy you are visiting does not have a funding agreement, please contact us by clicking here and filling out the form. . . .