Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) school

The Council is inviting expressions of interest from Academy Proposers interested in sponsoring a new 50 place Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) school in Blaby from September 2020 to serve Leicestershire.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 2 December 2019.

Key documents

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Invitations for Expressions of Interest PublishedMonday 7 October 2019
Engagement Event for potential applicantsThursday 21 November 2019 (10am-12pm)
Beaumanor Hall

Deadline for submitting your application

Monday 2nd December 2019 (midday)
Design and planning phase for new school

October 2019 onwards

Dfe input to shortlistingDecember 2019
Stage 1: shortlisting of applications

Monday 2 December 2019 – Friday 19 January 2020

Stage 2: Interviews Start (including presentation by and interview of shortlisted Proposers)Monday 22 January 2020 to Friday 2 February 2020
Visits to Academiesw/c Monday 5 February 2020
Decision taken by Cabinet on preferred Academy Proposer of Director of C&FS and Cabinet LeadCabinet 7 February 2020 or 24th March 2020
County Councils submission of applications to the RSC for a decisionMarch 2020
Secretary of State approval – Approved Applications AnnouncedExpected late April 2020
The County Council will advise unsuccessful applicantsMay 2020
Statutory consultation (required under S10 of the Academies Act 2010

To be confirmed

Identified Academy Trust to enter into funding agreement with the Secretary of StateTo be confirmed
Development and pre-opening phase for new schoolExpected spring 2020
New School opensThe earliest opening date would be September 2020