Form for new chairs of trustees in academies, free schools and independent schools to verify their identity.


Identity verification form for new chairs of trustees

MS Word Document, 75.5KB


The form sets out:

  • the personal information you must give
  • how to use it in conjunction with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form
  • who can verify your identity
  • where you must send it

The ‘free school pre-opening guide’ gives more details on the process you must follow.

Published 5 April 2017
Last updated 13 August 2019 + show all updates


  1. Updated with new address for academy trustees, free schools and university technical colleges to send their completed DBS application forms to.
  2. First published.

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