Adelaide Heath - proposal to increase capacity from 67 to 87 pupils

Due to increasing level of complexities being included in Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), the demand for Special School Places is at an all-time high. The Council has undertaken and published its Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND) Joint Strategy and the Sufficiency Statement for Children and Young people with SEND

Adelaide Heath Academy is a special school for pupils with an  EHCP for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). The schools current capacity is 67  and the proposal is to increase the overall capacity to 87. Increasing the capacity will help prevent pupils from have to access out of county placements and will enable them to be educated in their local area. 

If the proposal goes ahead up to a further 20 places will be offered to children who have  SEMH needs. The allocation of a place will be approved by the local authority  SEN panel. The proposal is that the places would be available for allocation in two stages. We anticipate the first 10 places will be available from Easter 2023 and the remaining 10 places by the summer term 2023

Please refer to the consultation document which provides further information regarding this proposal.

20 October 2022- Consultation closed

Consultation on the proposed changes to the Resource Provision at Adelaide Heath has now closed. All feedback will be collated and reported back to the Academy Trust. They will decide on whether to go ahead with the proposed expansion based upon the feedback.

If a decision to increase the current Resource Provision is taken, the school will submit either a Fast Track Application or a Full Business Case to the Regional School Commissioner. 


Page last reviewed: 21 September 2022