Monks Coppenhall Academy (Resource provision)
There is a growing need across Cheshire East for more specialist resource 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.
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 Crewe, Nantwich and Shavington area to provide at least an additional 21 places in specialist resource provision for children with a primary need of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with at least 7 of those places identified in the Crewe area.
Cheshire East asked schools in the Crewe, Nantwich and Shavington areas if they were interested in creating a funded resource provision in their schools. Monks Coppenhall Academy was the only school in Crewe to go forward with the proposal and therefore the authority supporting the proposing that the provision is created at this school.
Further information on the need and rational for additional places can be found in the consultation document (PDF, 373KB).
17 December 2018- Consultation Closed
Consultation on the proposed ASC Resource Provision at Monks Coppenhall Academy has now closed. The governing body/academy trust will meet in the new year to consider the feedback received and decide whether they wish to proceed with the proposal.
If approved the Academy Trust will seek approval from the Regional Schools Commissioner.