The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to release application forms submitted for all successful free schools, after a freedom of information battle lasting two years.

Some of the documents could be released as early as this afternoon.

The DfE has previously refused to make the documents available, arguing that to do so would give an unfair advantage to other potential applications, and open those who applied up to unwarranted scrutiny.

Reported by Academies Week. You can read the full story hereĀ 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.