Hertfordshire receives funding for a free special school

In July 2018, the government launched a joint special and Alternative Provision free schools wave, and asked local authorities to set out their case for why a new school would benefit their area.  Hertfordshire County Council has identified the need for additional special school places to meet a gap in local provision and submitted a bid for a new special free school.

The Government has announced that Hertfordshire County Council was one of 39 successful local authority bids and we are inviting applications from proposer groups as the next stage in the process to establish a Special Free School (Academy) through a competition.  Further details of that process can be found on the DfE website

You can read the bid at: Hertfordshire Special Free School Bid March 2019 (PDF 184KB)

Potential sponsors

An event for sponsors who are interested in finding out more about the new school and the process, is being held next week (22 May)  at Robertson House, Stevenage from 2pm-4 pm.

Anyone interested in applying to run any of the new schools listed is required to register an interest first with the DfE using the pre-application registration form


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