Charlton Lodge

New Special School Sponsorship:

Charlton Lodge, Orchard Way, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5HB

Section 6A to the Education and Inspections Act 2006 requires the Local Authority to seek proposals to establish an academy/free school where there is a need for a new school.

Devon is an area of growth with approximately 70,000-80,000 new homes planned over the next 15-20 years. Our Education Infrastructure Plan 2016-2033 sets out the County Council’s strategic objectives, methodology, policies and principles for meeting the needs of Devon’s children and the SEND Strategic Review 2017/18 sets out the priorities to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

Proposals are invited to establish a new special school on land at Charlton Lodge, Orchard Way, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5HB.

The following will be required:
70 place Autistic/Social, Emotional and Mental Health-specific Provision for pupils aged 11-16 (KS3 and KS4)

Further details can be viewed below:

Expression of Interest

Application Form


Impact Assessment

Background Info

Timetable for Prospective Sponsors:
Expressions of Interest: 22 June 2018
Full Applications: 6 July 2018

Note: Proposers must be Department for Education approved sponsors. If you are not already an approved sponsor you will need to separately apply via the formal sponsor approval process. You should contact the Department for Education about becoming a sponsor before submitting a proposal and for more information please see:

If you have views of the above, particularly the requirements of Proposers and what you consider the priorities for delivery of these pupil places, then please submit your comments by:

– Emailing:

– Writing to: Strategic Planning – Children’s Services, AB2, Lucombe House, Devon County Council, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD

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