New commissioned special free school for Havering

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

On 12 April 2017, the DfE announced the approval of 131 new free schools, including approval of plans to launch special free school competitions in a number of areas of the country including Havering.

Havering Council decided at its Cabinet meeting on the 5 July 2017 to seek a free school proposer for the establishment of a new special free school for 60 children with Communication and Interaction Needs (C&I) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) in the age range 3 to 16.

View the decision report here

All potential proposer groups need to complete the pre-registration form before applying.

Pre-registration form

Interested parties should read the School Specification Document for further information.

The application forms (Part 1 and Part 2) including guidance documents is available to download.

Download the application forms

Prospective Sponsors Event

Following the successful providers’ event on  9th October 2017, we welcome anyone interested to contact us for a copy of the presentation slide and some FAQ's raised during the Question and Answer session.

Please note the competition end date is mid-day 24th November 2017.

If you are a proposer group and would like to make an application to open a special free school in Havering then please make sure your application is sent to before the competition end date.  Please note that any applications received after the competition end date of mid-day 24th November 2017 cannot be considered.

If you would like any further information, or would like to discuss your application in detail, please contact:Trevor Cook

Telephone: 01708431250