Consultation now open on new Specialist School for Stockport

Stockport Council on behalf of Prospere Learning Trust is seeking the views of residents and others on a new Free School for the borough.

Consultation now open on new Specialist School for Stockport

Pear Tree Specialist Support High School, which will be based at Worcester Road, Cheadle Hulme, will be a Local Authority commissioned special school with Further Education provision. The school will specialise in severe learning difficulties and associated needs for young people aged 11-19 and will provide 133 places. The school will open in September this year. The school will provide much needed local specialist provision for our vulnerable young people of secondary age. The provision will mean that we can provide school places in borough to our children and that they do not have to travel. The provision will work closely with partners across Stockport in providing their support.

Details about Pear Tree High School, with further information including admission details are available here.

Councillor Wendy Meikle, Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education at Stockport Council, said: “The proposals for Pear Tree High School are fantastic news for Stockport and will be of huge benefit to not only children with severe learning difficulties and associated needs in the borough who will benefit from a fantastic education close to home, but also to the wider community. Please fill in the consultation, so we can gain the views of as many people in the borough.”

The school plans have progressed to the pre-opening stage, under the direction of the Department for Education and it is now required to undertake public consultation as part of Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010.

You can provide feedback, responses or questions that you may wish to submit as part of the statutory consultation either:

  • Online
  • In writing – please submit written responses to – Pear Tree, C/o Piper Hill High School, Firbank Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 2YS;
  • By telephone on 0161 436 3009;
  • By email to:

The closing date for the consultation period is 12 noon on Wednesday 21t February 2024.

Findings from the consultation following responses and feedback will be presented in a Section 10 Consultation Report to be published on Prospere Learning Trust’s website. They will also respond to any questions asked during the consultation period by updating the information on its website.