The Laurus Trust is pleased to announce the launch of our Section 10 consultation for our proposed new school, Laurus Cheadle Hulme.  As part of the process of opening a Free School, the Department for Education requires a consultation* under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010.  This enables local residents, headteachers, staff and governors from local schools, parents, elected members, community groups and any other interested parties to share their views.

The consultation period for Laurus Cheadle Hulme will run from Wednesday 1st March 2017 to Wednesday 26th April 2017.  This is an important step in our journey to opening in September 2018.  We would like to hear from all the community in the coming weeks to help inform the Secretary of State for Education’s decision on whether to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Laurus Trust.  We want to listen to your comments and act on any feedback to ensure our School is the best it can be and meets the needs of the community we serve.   All the information is available in our consultation document here.  We would particularly like to hear your views on our proposed admissions policy. You can give us feedback in a number of ways: Consultation Questionnaire Please click here to complete the online version of the consultation questionnaire. You can also download the printable version below and return by email to [email protected] or by post to Laurus Trust, Free School Consultation, Cheadle Hulme High School, Woods Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7JY. Social Media Follow us on Twitter @LaurusCheadleHu or like our Facebook page ‘Laurus Cheadle Hulme‘ and join in the conversation using #LCHConsultation Public Drop-in Events Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am-2pm – Handforth Dean Shopping Centre (Tesco/M&S), SK8 3PB Monday 27th March 2017, 4.30pm-7pm – Cheadle Hulme High School Sixth Form, Woods Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7JY   Thank you for participating in this consultation. We welcome your views in order to provide the best school possible. *Please note this consultation is not related to any building or planning applications surrounding the new school; it is solely to consult on whether appropriate persons support the Laurus Trust to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education to run Laurus Cheadle Hulme.  There will be a further consultation on the site and building layout in May, ahead of the planning application process.