UPDATE: Planning permission has been gained and a sponsor, the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, has been appointed to run the new school.
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.