Proposed new special free school in Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The local authority has been successful in our bid to the Department for Education to open a new special free school in Suffolk and are now seeking proposals from appropriate sponsors.
The new 80 place free school in Bury St Edmunds will provide places for young people aged 9 to 16 years with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.
The closing date for proposals has now passed.
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In the meantime, the Department for Education website outlines more about the process: Apply to open a special or alternative provision free school.
Information event for prospective providers
An information event for providers interested in applying for either of the two new special schools was held on Thursday 12 March 2020. Download the information shared at the event (PDF, 483KB)
The information event was held for prospective providers interested in applying for either of the two new special schools:
- Communication and Interaction School in Bungay
- School for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Bury St Edmunds.
We are still intending to go ahead with interviews for the new special schools in Suffolk in late April (27, 28 and 30). Clearly, circumstances now mean that interviews will need to be carried out using Skype rather then face to face. If your trust is invited to interview and finds itself unable to meet the interview date because of illness, we will ask you to let us know so that we can agree alternative arrangements. If you have any questions about this, please contact email@example.com
If you have any questions, contact the Schools Infrastructure Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to submit application forms was Friday 3 April 2020