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Marland Residential School – Proposal to Change the Age Range

Following an initial consultation, Marland School Governing Body has published a Full Proposal and Brief Notice on the proposal to lower the age range of Marland Residential School from age 10 to 16 to age 8 to 16 (Years 6-11 to Years 4-11). This means a formal consultation period has now commenced.

There is increasing demand for Social Emotional and Mental Health provision at Marland School for younger children than the school is currently registered to take. To meet this demand, the Governing Body are formally consulting on admitting children from the age of 8 instead of age 10. There is no alteration to the number of places the school is currently registered to take.

There are no capital implications and no building works or planning consent will be required.

Devon County Council, as the decision-maker, would like to hear your views on this proposal by 15 January 2021.  Any comments or objections received will be placed on a public file and will be available for public inspection and will be shared with the school, unless you request otherwise.

Responding to the consultation

You can respond using the online response form (under ‘consultation method’ below) or

by emailing;

or you can write to: Strategic Planning – Children’s Services, Room 120, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

Contact information: Address: Strategic Planning - Children's Services, Room 120, Devon County Council, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD