Lotus School Consultation

Proposal for a new free school in Blackpool

Consultation period: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 to Wednesday 13th November 2019

Proposed school opening date: 1st September 2020

Blackpool Council successfully submitted a bid in 2017 to open a new 48 place school in Blackpool for children with additional needs between the ages of 10 and 16. They engaged with a number of partners throughout the process to ensure that the provision of a new school would complement the local education landscape.

Champion Education Trust were awarded the school after successfully winning the Blackpool Local Authority free school competition in 2018 and are delighted that it has now progressed to pre-opening phase. The school will be called Lotus School.

Aim of the consultation

To determine whether Champion Education Trust should enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to open Lotus School, Blackpool.