Special free school

The deadline for applications has now closed. The assessment and selection process has begun. More information will be posted in due course.

In July 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) invited local authorities to apply for new special and alternative provision schools.

Salford City Council submitted a bid for an additional special school with 50 places for pupils aged 11 to 16 with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).

We are delighted that the DfE has recently announced that Salford’s bid has been successful, and has received approval to progress to the next stage of the process - the trust competition stage.

Applications from proposer groups are now being invited to open the new school in Salford. The specification document can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Stakeholder event

The stakeholder engagement session took place on Thursday 13 June 2019. The presentations can be viewed at the bottom of this page under 'downloadable documents'. 

If you have any further questions, please email michael.goddard@salford.gov.uk.

Application deadline

The deadline for trust applications was 30 September 2019, after which applications will be assessed.

How to apply

Guidance and application forms for proposer groups are available on the GOV.UK website

This page was last updated on 16 October 2019

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