Proposed Changes to Ellesmere College - Statutory Notice

Closed 17 Nov 2013

Opened 7 Oct 2013


The council has consulted on changes to Ellesmere College. The consultation opened on 3rd June 2013 and closed on 14th July 2013.

Following the outcomes of the consultation, it is proposed to proceed to the next stage which requires the publication of a statutory notice, followed by a six week statutory representations period.

The statutory notice can be found below, with the full proposal attached towards the bottom of this page.

Why We Are Consulting

Changes to Ellesmere College (Community Special School)

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Leicester City Council intends to make a prescribed alteration to Ellesmere College (Community Special School), Ellesmere Road, Leicester, LE3 1BE, with effect from 1st September 2014.

Ellesmere College is a community special school which currently provides 241 day places for young people with general learning difficulties. An increasing number of students have additional needs such as social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; speech, language and communication difficulties; and autistic spectrum disorder. It is proposed to change the age range of Ellesmere College, from its current age range of 11 - 19, to an age range of 4 - 19. There will be 45 places for primary age pupils.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from:

Rob Thomas

School Organisation Manager, Education and Children's Services Department, Leicester City Council, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG

0116 373 7469 or from

Within six weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to:

Rob Thomas

School Organisation Manager, Education and Children's Services Department, Leicester City Council, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG


Elaine McHale

Interim Strategic Director, Children’s Services

Publication Date: 7th October 2013



The new school building currently under construction on the site of the former Riverside Community College will provide accommodation for 247 students (current capacity 241). The 45 primary places will be within the 247 capacity. The new school site will be accessed from Braunstone Lane East. The capital costs of the new school building will be met by Leicester City Council from the Building Schools for the Future budget.

What Happens Next

At the end of the representation period, a further decision will need to be taken by the council as to whether to implement the proposals for each school or not.


  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes


  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin


  • Schools
  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Services for young people
  • Services for younger children and families
  • Education and children's services