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New secondary school for Worcester consultation

Worcestershire County Council would like to hear your views about a new secondary school for Worcester.

In February this year Worcestershire County Council Cabinet approved the creation of a new 600 place secondary school, in Worcester, to meet the increased demand for school places.

Making sure children across the county have access to good quality education is a long-term priority for the Council and they would like to hear from a range of stakeholders about what matters most in the delivery of a new school.

The location of the site of any new school will consider several factors including reducing pressure from oversubscribed schools and helping parents to fulfil their preference in choice of secondary school for their children.

The school will be delivered by Worcestershire County Council and run by an Academy Sponsor. The process to appoint the Academy Sponsor will run in the Autumn Term of 2021 and will follow the Department for Education (DfE) Free School Presumption Process.

Your responses to the survey will help the Council to shape the school design specification and outline in detail what is expected from an Academy in applying to run this school.

The survey runs from 11 May to 11 June and you can submit your response online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/newsecondaryschool. If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire, please email