School organisation and place planning

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New school opportunities

Invitation to potential sponsors to apply to run a new 190 place special school

The new school will be spread across two sites, with:

  • 150 places at Wolsey Park, Rayleigh
  • 40 places at Chetwood, South Woodham Ferrers

It has a planned opening date of September 2026.

Fuller details may be found in the invitation to submit a proposal (PDF, 757.37 KB)


Potential sponsors should first register their interest at the earliest opportunity by emailing

The full application form (DOC, 39.37 KB) and proposal should then be sent to the same email address by 28 June 2024. 

Your proposal should provide additional materials and information to demonstrate how it meets the application criteria and DfE requirements.

More information

Potential sponsors may also be interested in the Create Schools website.