Issue details

Proposal to acquire the Rose Court site for additional SEN places from September 2021

Acquisition of Rose Court site to establish a new special free school, on a 125 year peppercorn lease to the identified sponsor Trust.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/10/2019

Decision due: 25 Nov 2019 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 37 83588 Email:

Consultation process

The proposal would establish a new school under the free school presumption process, in accordance with the requirements of section 6a of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the guidance set out in ‘The free school presumption departmental advice for local authorities and new school proposers’ (May 2018). The legislation that relates to this guidance includes The Education Act 2011, The Educations and Inspections Act 2006 and The Academies Act 2010.


All parents with a child attending a SILC, parent support groups, all Leeds schools and SILCs, Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), local residents, all ward members, MPs, Diocese, and other relevant stakeholders will be consulted on the proposal.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment


Agenda items


  • Report to be provided with the agenda for the meeting.