Vernon Coaker (Gedling, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what applications have been made to set up free schools to date; in what location in each such case free schools have (a) opened and (b) been given permission to open; and what the location is of each such school in each category.
Elizabeth Truss (South West Norfolk, Conservative)
To date, over 800 free school applications have been received from groups and individuals throughout England. The names and locations of both the free schools that have opened, and the applications that have been approved for further development, are published on the Department's website at: