Wildern Academy Trust is proposing to open Deer Park Secondary School in September 2021 and as part of the process of opening a Free School, the Department for Education (DfE) requires us to complete a consultation under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010. The consultation is to determine whether the Trust should enter into a Funding Agreement with the DfE. The consultation period for Deer Park School will run from Monday 2 March - Friday 24 April 2020.

An example of a model Funding Agreement can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-and-free-school-funding-agreements-multi-academy-trust

This consultation enables local residents, parents, community groups and other interested parties to share their views. By completing and submitting this questionnaire, you agree that you would like us to use your comments to inform our plans for Deer Park Secondary School.

Please note this consultation is not related to any building or planning applications surrounding the new school, it is solely to consult on whether you support Wildern Academy Trust entering into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State.

You can complete this questionnaire online at www.wildern.hants.sch.uk/new-school-information/deer-park/ or fill in a hard copy and send it to: Deer Park School Consultation, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ. Please return your completed survey by 24 April 2020.

Public consultations: you are invited to one of our Section 10 public consultation events to meet us and find out more information. The events will be held on:

·         5pm to 7pm on Thursday, 19 March 2020 at The WAVE, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ

·         5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at Boorley Park Primary School, Nairn Road, Boorley Park, Botley SO32 2SH

Please email any questions to: deerpark@wildern.org