Partnership for Schools, the quango that currently gives funding for capital projects to free schools and academies, has just put a "Free School" kit
on its website. You can type in your postcode and find out a) where other free schools are being situated b) where you might possibly situate your own free school.
Why not have a go? If you get lucky, the government might give you millions of pounds to build a school, and the power to appoint staff and set your own curriculum. Qualifications required:
a) You need to have a big ego.
b) Start telling the press that all local authority schools are complete rubbish.
c) Be totally ignorant of what good teaching and real learning is.
Nutters and fanatics jump to front of the queue.