Proposal to establish a new SEND school in Quorn

Department for Education proposal to establish a new special free school in Leicestershire.

The Department for Education is inviting applications from proposer groups to open a new special free school in Leicestershire.

Applicant groups can access the key school specification information, along with the full How to apply guidance (GOV.UK). You should read these documents carefully before completing mandatory pre-registration.

DfE Pre-registration window closes 16 June 2023 and DfE Application window closes 31 August 2023.

Stakeholder Event

We are holding an event for anyone from a trust who is interested in applying to run the new free school.

This will be an opportunity to hear more about our vision for the school and ask any questions you may have.

In person:
Meeting Room G26, Leicestershire County Council, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8SA
Tuesday 6 June 2023
3.30pm to 5pm

Microsoft Teams
Thursday 8 June 2023
9am to 11am

Agenda - Free School engagement events
  1. Welcome and Introductions – Leicestershire Context
  2. Leicestershire SEND and TSIL
  3. Communication and Interaction Free School
  4. Application Process – Create
  5. Next Steps
  6. Questions and Closing Remarks

If you would like to attend in person or join the online event please email to book a place.

Key document