Section 6A to the Education and Inspections Act 2006 requires the Local Authority to seek proposals to establish an academy/free school where there is a need for a new school.
Devon is an area of growth with approximately 70,000-80,000 new homes planned over the next 15-20 years. Our Education Infrastructure Plan 2016-2033 sets out the County Council’s strategic objectives, methodology, policies and principles for meeting the needs of Devon’s children and the SEND Strategic Review 2017/18 sets out the priorities to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.
Proposals are invited to establish a new special needs provision at East Okehampton Business Park, Okehampton, West Devon.
The following will be required:
80-100 place Social, Emotional and Mental Health/ASD specific provision for pupils aged 5-16
Further details can be viewed below:
Timetable for Prospective Sponsors:
Expressions of Interest: 11 December 2020
Applications: 12 February 2021
Note: Proposers must be Department for Education approved sponsors. For more information please see: www.gov.uk/guidance/sponsor-an-academy#academy-sponsors