Secretary of State for Education approves funding agreement

Daventry Hill School is delighted to announce that Lord Nash, Secretary of State for Education, has confirmed the Funding Agreement. This means the school can now open in September 2016.

Miss Raw, Head of School said: “We are delighted to have the green light to open our doors this September. This specialist school will be built close to the town centre reducing the distance children will need to travel to other special schools in Northampton and across the boundary into Warwickshire, forming part of Daventry’s District Council’s learning quarter plan.”

Daventry Hill School is a new co-educational all-through (4-18) school for pupils with special educational needs in Daventry. The school will serve a range of pupils with special needs that have an EHCP in place, where the school educates the children and young people so that they are fully ready for the next stage of their adult life, and see no limits to what they might achieve.

Education Excellence for All (EE4A), an approved multi-academy trust and sponsor, received the news of its funding approval in a letter from Lord Nash: “I am very pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Education Excellence for All in relation to Daventry Hill School, which is due to open in September. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great commitment and energy which you and your colleagues have shown in reaching this point. Free schools form an integral part of the Government’s education policy to improve choice and drive up standards in schools. I am therefore delighted that Daventry Hill School will bring new opportunities for children in Daventry. I wish you all the best with the school’s opening in September 2016 and in the future.”

Admissions are still open for Daventry Hill School. If you would like your child to be part of this new specialist school you can apply for a place for all Year groups for September 2016 by contacting the Education, Health and Care Plans Team at EHCP@northamptonshire.gov.uk or telephoning 0300 126 1000.