The Council, in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), is seeking proposals from prospective sponsors for a new special school.

If a strong proposal is received that both the local authority and the Secretary of State wish to take forward, the DfE will provide capital funding and start-up grants subject to value for money assessments.

The documents available on this page give further information about the specification of the new school, the application form, and the application process. We are also asking that interested parties register their interest prior to submitting applications by completing the pre-registration form available on this page.

The deadline for applications is 24 November 2017.