Isle of Wight SEND Free School

We are excited to promote a new Special educational needs and disabilities ( SEND ) Free School. 

We were successful with our bid to the Department for Education Wave 3 Free Schools.

Details about the new SEND Free School:

  • the SEND School is proposed to provide 75 places
  • these places will be for pupils aged 9 to16 years with a diagnosis of:
    • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), and/or
    •  Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
  • the SEND School will be located in Carisbrooke, Newport, IOW.

Background Information 

The downloadable documents will provide you with the background information to Isle of Wight Special Free School bid.

Stakeholder event 

The event provided details on how Academy Trusts could apply and what will be involved and expected to be achieved if you are successful.

Details: IOW SEND Free School Virtual Stakeholder Event 

Date: More information will be published shortly

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion. Contact Jade Kennett, Service Manager - Strategic Development by email: