Leicester City Council are proposing a change to funding in council-maintained special schools, as these have not been reviewed since 2014. The aim of the proposal is to ensure fair and equitable funding to meet pupil needs.

The schools under review include:

  • Ellesmere
  • Keyham Lodge
  • Millgate
  • Netherhall
  • Oaklands
  • West Gate

The Children’s Hospital School and Pupil Referral Units will not be included within this review due to the specialist nature of their provision. Ashfield academy pupils have a much wider range of needs therefore a single unit funding rate is not appropriate.

Consultation details are available on Leicester City Council’s Citizen Portal: https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk

The Process of the Consultation:

  • The consultation will commence 2 October and run for 6 weeks through to 13 November
  • A report with recommendations will be taken back to the city council’s Executive and will require agreement from all special schools, and the Department for Education

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