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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 from September 2020 to serve Leicestershire.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 02nd December 2019

Key documents

Information for Academy Proposers  Opens new window

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Equality & Human Rights Impact Assessment  Opens new window

New SEMH School Application Form  Opens new window


Invitations for Expressions of Interest Published

Monday 7th October 2019

Engagement Event for potential applicantsEarly November 2019 (tbc)

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 2nd December 2019 – Friday 19th January 2020

Stage 2: Interviews Start (including presentation by and interview of shortlisted Proposers)Monday 22nd January 202 to Friday 2nd February 2020
Visits to Academiesw/c Monday 5th February 2020
Decision taken by Cabinet on preferred Academy Proposer of Director of C&FS and Cabinet LeadCabinet 7th 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


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