Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To seek approval to accept the conditions set
by the Department for Education in relation to the Council’s
successful bid for inclusion in the Special Free School
The proposed school is to be located based in Northallerton and would support young people with significant SEMH needs in the Hambleton / Richmondshire area.
To approve, following a successful application
to the Department for Education, the acceptance of the conditions
offered to establish a new Special Free School in Northallerton at
the Grammar School Lane site
he latest Free School wave for special schools
was announced by the DfE in June 2022. Whilst this development had
not been specifically signposted there has been an expectation that
this would form part of the £2.6 billion programme for
expanding special school provision, announced in the Autumn 2021
Following the competitive bidding process, the Department for Education notified the council on 2nd March 2023 that the NYCC bid had been successful. Contained within the letter was a request that the council, via the Director of Children’s Services, formally accept moving forwards with the process to establish the new special school and set out a series of conditions that must be accepted. Acceptance is required within five working days (8 March).
This matter is being considered by the Executive Member for Education and Skills, after consultation with the Corporate Director Children and Young Peoples Services under the Executive Member’s urgency powers in paragraph 14 of the Executive Members’ Delegation Scheme.
Publication date: 07/03/2023
Date of decision: 07/03/2023