Issue details

Outcome of consultation to establish a new specialist free school in Headingley from September 2021

Outcome of consultation to establish a new specialist free school from September 2021.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/12/2019

Decision due: 12 Feb 2020 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 special 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.


Parents, all Leeds schools, Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), potential academy sponsors, local residents, ward members, MPs, Diocese, and other relevant stakeholders.

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


Agenda items


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