School Organisation in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Special Free Schools

In March 2023, the Department for Education confirmed that Cheshire East Council had been successful in its bid to secure government backing for two new schools for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The successful bids mean that the Department for Education will fund and build two new special schools, one being located in Middlewich and the other located in Congleton. The two schools will create a total of 120 places for children and young people from five to 19 years old. 

To align with formal process, as outlined by the Department for Education, the next stage will be for the Local Authority to publish the school specification with contextual information. This will provide interested trusts with an overview of the new school required by Cheshire East Council. 

For further information use the links below.

Current Consultations:

Recent proposals

If you require information on any proposals prior to the ones listed above please contact

Schools in Cheshire East

In Cheshire East we have 155 schools + 1 nursery; 124 primary schools; 25 secondary schools, and 6 special schools; consisting of:

71 primary academies; 28 community primary schools (inclusive of 1 federation); 1 primary foundation school; 6 voluntary controlled primary schools and 18 voluntary aided primary schools and 1 community nursery.

18 secondary academies; (inclusive of 1 alternative provision); 2 secondary free schools; 1 studio school (14-19); 2 community secondary schools; 1 foundation secondary school; 1 University Technical College (UTC) (14-18).

2 community special schools; 2 special academies and 2 special free schools.

Contact us

School Organisation and Capital Strategy
Cheshire East Council

0300 123 5012

Fax: 01270 6864911

Page last reviewed: 23 June 2023