School organisation and place planning

New school opportunities

Invitation to sponsors for two new opportunities

We have two new opportunities available for potential sponsors within our administrative border.

Both opportunities are to run a new 420-place primary school, with 56-place co-located nursery. One will be located on Dry Street in Basildon and the other on Limebrook Way development in Maldon. Both are new buildings, scheduled to open in September 2024.

Find out more information in the following documents:

How to apply

To apply:

  1. register your interest at the earliest opportunity by emailing us at
  2. complete either the Dry Street application form (.DOCX, 42.25kB) or Limebrook Way application form (.DOCX, 37.50kB)
  3. submit the completed application form, together with your full proposal, by email to


The deadline for applications to be submitted is 14 November 2022.

About the proposal

Your proposal should provide additional materials and information that demonstrate how you can meet the application criteria and the Department for Education's requirements.

You can read more about local authority presumption competitions on the Create Schools website.

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