Free school competition for an all-through school to serve Burgess Hill Northern Arc

Announcement to Multi Academy Trusts

West Sussex County Council has launched a competition from 31 August 2021 to 12 October 2021 for Multi Academy Trusts to apply to become the provider of the new all-through school that is being built in the development known as Burgess Hill Northern Arc.

This is in accordance with Department for Education guidance ‘The free school presumption – November 2019’.

The application form and specification document are available below on this page. This competition is open nationally and will also be advertised on the Department for Education website.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 12 October 2021.

The contact for this competition is the School Organisation and Development team:


Telephone: 0330 222 3046

School Organisation and Development Team
Ground Floor, Northleigh
Tower Street
West Sussex PO19 1RF

Supporting documents