Decision details

Slinfold CE Primary School - Funding for Replacement of Modular Teaching Accommodation - LS12 (21/22)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

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.


Slinfold Primary School, close to Horsham, is a 140 place Primary School incorporating 5 classrooms and a pre-school on site. Two of the five classrooms are in 30 year old modular classrooms which have significant suitability and condition issues due to the age of the buildings. These modular classrooms provide capacity for 60 pupils and projections indicate that there is continuing need for these places in future years to ensure continued capacity at the school for children of primary age in the village and the wider locality.


Approval is required for the allocation of funding from the Capital Programme to replace the two modular classrooms at Slinfold CE Primary School which are nearing the end of their life, with the new accommodation expected to be available from Autumn 2022. In addition the budget will fund all associated fees, ICT and furniture and equipment.


The Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills has approved:


(1) The allocation of £1.158m to fund the replacement accommodation and associated external works as set out in paragraph 2.1 to enable the ongoing retention of 60 places at Slinfold CE Primary School;


(2) The authorisation to commence a procurement process for a construction contractor to deliver the scheme;


(3)The submission of a planning application for full planning permission and statutory consents if required; and


(4)That subject to receipt of planning permission and statutory consents, the delegation of the authority to enter into a construction contract with the successful provider to the Director of Property and Assets.

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Publication date: 15/12/2021

Date of decision: 15/12/2021

Effective from: 29/12/2021

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