Parents of more than 1,000 children have registered their support for plans to create a new school in Stamford.
The Stamford Free School group, led by parents with children at Stamford primary schools, revealed the total on its website today (Thursday).
The group wants to set up the free school to offer more choice for secondary age children in Stamford.
A statement posted at the Stamford Free School website said: “We are pleased to confirm that we now have just over 1,000 children signed up to the campaign.
“This is a fantastic total to have reached in such a short space of time and one that speaks volumes for the level of support we have received from local parents.”
The group needs registered support from as many parents as possible before it submits an application for funding to the Department for Education.
Once enough support is there the group will submit the application in one of three windows - September, January or May.
Should it be approved by the Government, the new school would open in September, 2015 with a Year 7 intake of 120 pupils.
The group is working with the Burghley Estate to find a site for the new facility.