New Worcester Secondary School

On Tuesday 2 February 2021, Cabinet gave approval to establish a new 600 place secondary school in Worcester to meet the increased demand for school places.

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 Autumn Term of 2021 and will follow the Department for Education (DfE) Free School Presumption Process. Academies must be registered as a multi-academy trust to apply.

Useful information

Download: Cabinet report (opens in a new window)

Website: Establishing a new school: free school presumption - GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

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