Special free school

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 events

Stakeholder events will take place on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Woodland Suite, Buile Hill Banqueting suite, Buile Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford, M6 8GL, can all who are attending please aim to be there for 9.30 am for a 10am commencement.

Can all stakeholders who will be attending the event please inform Salford City Council by emailing michael.goddard@salford.gov.uk so we can allocate a time slot and pass on further information.

You can download an agenda for the event below.

Application deadline

The deadline for trust applications is 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

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 22 May 2019

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