Cornerstone Assets supported Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSSS) as they prepared an application to the Department for Education to develop a new secondary Free School in Ealing. We carried out data analysis to understand local demand and make the case for the provision. We supported local stakeholder engagement and consultation processes. We identified a shortlist of properties that would be appropriate for a new secondary school. We conducted a skills audit and assessment of capacity to deliver. We also provided advice and guidance on the development of a robust financial model for the application.