Somerset County Council

Free School Bid


Trust Engagement

On 11 March 2019, Somerset County Council was notified that its bid to establish a special school should proceed to the next stage of the process – the trust competition stage.

The next step is to advertise the opportunity for potential trusts to apply to establish the new school and we have now published our specification document on this page for potential trusts to consider.

While trusts are more than welcome to contact us to discuss our vision for the school, we will be holding a stakeholder engagement event between 1pm and 4pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019. The event will be held at Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT.

To book your place at the event, please email

You can find further guidance on the application process for potential trusts by following this link:

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