Wistaston Academy- Specialist SEND Provision

The Council has recently completed a sufficiency review of its special educational needs provision across the local authority.  It has identified that there is a need within the central locality area to provide specialist provision for primary age children

There is a growing need across Cheshire East for more specialist 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, up to 24 places over time will be offered to children with a primary need of Autistic Spectrum Condition and Communication and Interaction  across Early years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 who have an Education Health Care Plan and the specialist provision at Wistaston Academy is named as their preferred provision. The allocation of a place in the provision will be given by the local authority SEN panel in consultation with the Academy.

18 November- consultation closed 

Consultation on the proposed Specialist SEND Provision at Wistaston 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 Specialist SEND Provision is taken, the school will submit a Full Business Case to the Regional Schools Commissioner. 

Page last reviewed: 11 October 2021