Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Property and Assets)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place.
Following a review of pupil projections for starting secondary school in Mid Sussex, it is necessary to provide for a bulge class of 30 pupils at The Burgess Hill Academy for September 2022. In order to accommodate this temporary increase in pupil numbers a project will be delivered to invest in teaching and non-teaching areas at the school.
In November 2020 the then Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of Section 106 funding for education infrastructure capital projects, including education infrastructure at The Burgess Hill Academy (decision ES10 (20/21) refers). Following completion of the feasibility study, it has been identified that an increase to the budget is required in line with the most recent cost estimate.
Therefore an allocation of S106 funding from the Capital Programme will be sought to enable the works to be taken forward and to make provision for current fluctuations in the market. The budget will fund all associated fees and furniture and equipment.
The Assistant Director (Property and Assets) has approved the allocation of a further £0.422m of received S106 contributions to fund the necessary works, as set out in paragraph 2.2 of the report, to enable the provision of a bulge class of 30 pupils at The Burgess Hill Academy; with previous expenditure the gross budget for this project totals £0.615m.
Publication date: 04/03/2022
Date of decision: 04/03/2022
Effective from: 16/03/2022