New Special Needs Provision Sponsorship: East Okehampton Business Park, West Devon.

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 were invited to establish a new special needs provision at East Okehampton Business Park, Okehampton, West Devon. Summaries of the four proposals received are set out below. Details of the information provided to prospective sponsors can be found within the dropdown at the bottom of the page.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust

Special Partnership Trust

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust

WAVE Multi Academy Trust


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:

Background Info

Specification

Expression of Interest

Application Form

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