Section 10 Consultation


We are delighted that our proposed free school for years 5-11, Great Park Academy, has progressed to the pre-opening phase.  We are now required to undertake a public consultation.   Great Park Academy will open in a purpose-built temporary block on the Gosforth Academy site.  The permanent academy will be located on a site close to the SAGE building on Newcastle Great Park (subject to planning permission).  The planned opening date is September 2021 for the first sixty Year 5 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1200.  The school will replicate the outstanding provision offered by the Gosforth Academy founding school.  We look forward to listening to your views, in order to provide parents/ carers and the community we serve with the best school possible.

Hugh Robinson

CEO, Gosforth Group

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Have your say

As part of the process of opening a new school, Gosforth Group is legally required to hold a consultation exercise, under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010, to determine whether the Trust should enter into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education. 

This consultation will allow parents/ carers and pupils, staff and governors from local schools, local authorities, councillors, local residents and any other interested parties to learn more about Gosforth Group’s plans for our two new schools and share their views. 

The consultation period will run from 9 November 2020 to 7 December 2020.  As a result of current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to offer any public events.  Instead we will be providing opportunity for you to submit your questions or comments to us safely through an online messaging facility.  We will also be gathering views via online surveys.