Education and Learning Infrastructure Plan

Find out about the planned responses to the need for new school places across Suffolk.

The Education and Learning Infrastructure Plan is a document that is being continuously updated. Version 2.1 is the latest version and looks at where there will be the need for more school places in Suffolk in the future. It also gives details of how the council plans to respond to these changes in the number of learners across the county.

Information about proposals for new schools in Suffolk

Proposed new primary school in Red Lodge, Suffolk

Under Section 6a of the Education & Inspections Act 2006 (the ‘free school presumption’) where a LA identifies the need to establish a new school they must, in the first instance, seek proposals to establish an academy. Suffolk County Council has identified the need to establish a new primary school in Red Lodge to open in September 2018.

The authority is therefore seeking proposals from appropriate sponsors to open this new school. This school would be deemed a free school.

Please complete the Free School Presumption application form (Appendix A) and return it to:

Gavin Bultitude, Assistant Director
Resources and Support
Children and Young People’s Services
Suffolk County Council,
Endeavour House,
8 Russell Road,
IP1 2BX.

Please note - The closing date for proposals has now passed.

The authority is also planning to provide a new school at Lakenheath which is also in the Forest Heath area. This may be of interest to potential sponsors of Red Lodge.

If you would like further information or wish to discuss your application, please contact or 01284 758829 / 07515 190911 or or 01284 758834 / 07872 676941.


New Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) School in Suffolk

Expressions of Interest for the new SEMH School in Suffolk have now closed

Thank you to those who have submitted expression of interest forms for the free school presumption. The submission period has now closed.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact