The Macclesfield Academy – proposed Resource Provision

The council have completed a sufficiency review of its special educational needs provision across the local authority. It has identified that there is a need within the Macclesfield area to provide at least a further 23 places in specialist resource provision for children with a primary need of ASC.

There is a growing need across Cheshire East for more specialist resourced provision places and currently due to the lack of places some children are being educated in schools outside of Cheshire East. This lack of provision means that children are spending time travelling to and from school at a significant cost to the local authority.

If the proposal goes ahead 7 places will be offered to children with a primary need of ASD across KS3 who have an EHCP and the resourced provision at The Macclesfield Academy is named as their preferred provision. The allocation of a place in the resource provision will be given by the local authority SEN panel. After the initial phase this number will rise to 14 students.

Before feeding back your views, please refer to the statutory proposal document which provides further information regarding this proposal.

14 July- consultation closed 

Consultation on the proposed Resource Provision at Macclesfield Academy has now closed. All the 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 include a 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: 11 June 2021