Bromley free special school bid

Published Monday, 24 August 2020

Last year, Bromley successfully bid to be part of the DfE’s second wave of special free schools

A tendering exercise was carried out during 2019 to identify a trust to run the school, but no appointment was made at the time.

The need for provision to support children and young people in specialist provision continues to grow and being able to go out to tender again for the special free school has provided an opportunity to review the specification to ensure it has taken account of the changing needs.

The school will support children who have social communication difficulties (which may include a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder) with co-presenting social and emotional mental health needs, including high levels of anxiety.

The Multi-Agency Centre of Excellence remains at the heart of the special free school, ensuring the site is a resource hub for families as well as delivering an effective and high quality education for children within their local community

The school will support 150 children and young people in Key stages two, three and four, with a new site being identified to support the increased capacity.

Download the revised free special school specification..

The new tender timetable is:

w/c 5 October 2020 Virtual proposer engagement event 
13 November 2020 Potential proposer group application window closes
Autumn 2020 Bromley and DfE assessment of potential proposer group applications
Late 2020/early 2021 Announcement of successful proposer groups