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Section 10 Consultation

CASTLE Trust is pleased to launch its section 10 consultation* in relation to its new SEMH Free School, the Bridge Specialist Academy. The specialist provision for SEMH means Social, Emotional and Mental Health. The school will take pupils in the 5 to 11 age range and will have capacity for 40 pupils.

*Please note this consultation is not related to any building or planning applications surrounding the new school and a further consultation on the building and site layout will take place within the planning application process.

As part of the process of opening a new school, CASTLE Trust is 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 Department for Education.

This consultation will allow parents/carers and pupils, staff and governors from local schools, other Local Authorities, Councillors, local residents and any other interested parties to learn more about CASTLE Trust and share their views.

This is an important step in our journey towards opening in September 2019 and we are looking forward to listening to your views in order to provide you with the best school possible.

The consultation period will run from Monday 4th June 2018 until Friday 13th July 2018.


How to respond

We and are keen to ensure that we deliver a school that meets local needs and requirements and we welcome your views, to share these with us please;

Complete our online questionnaire here.

Or the attached questionnaire which should be returned to the Delce Academy School Office marked Section 10 Consultation.


Public Events

All stakeholders are warmly invited to attend one of our public consultation events to meet us and find out more information. The events will be held as follows;

    Date and time: 5.30-6.30pm (presentation at 6:00pm) on Tuesday 12th June 2018
   Location: Delce Academy, The Tideway, Rochester, Kent. ME1 2NJ.
   To book your free place visit

    Date and time: 1:30 – 2:30pm (presentation at 2:00pm) on Saturday 23rd June 2018
   Location: Delce Academy, The Tideway, Rochester, Kent. ME1 2NJ.
   To book your free place visit