Section 10 Consultation
The Mead Educational Trust (The Trust) was successful in its bid to establish a new secondary school in Leicester. The new school, Brook Mead Academy, will be a free, non-selective, all-ability, 11-16 secondary school.
With a proposed opening date of September 2021, Brook Mead Academy will open with an intake of 240 Year 7 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1500 students by 2023. The school will have a yearly intake of 300 once the new permanent school building is in place in 2023.
Brook Mead Academy will form part of the Mead Education Trust’s growing partnership of primary and secondary academies. The school will replicate the outstanding provision offered by Rushey Mead Academy and will provide its students with a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum with a special focus on EBacc subjects. The school will draw on first class leadership and outstanding teaching and learning practices to support each learner, making sure that they have every opportunity to achieve.
Underpinned by a moral purpose to improve the life changes of young people, Brook Mead Academy’s vision is to provide outstanding secondary education and to inspire its young people to be the best that they can be, so that they become successful, well rounded and confident members of the global community.
As part of the process for establishing Brook Mead Academy, the Trust was 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 Secretary of State.
The consultation took place over a seven-week period, starting on Tuesday 21st July 2020 and finishing on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
The consultation was developed to enable stakeholders (local residents, staff and governors from local schools, parents, students, councillors, community groups and any other interested parties) across Leicester to learn more about Brook Mead Academy and share their views. Due to Covid 19 restrictions in Leicester, consultation events had to take place virtually on digital platforms and therefore, the consultation period was extended.
If the Secretary of State accepts and approves the proposal, then Brook Mead Academy will open in August 2021.
Thank you to all who responded.