Decision details

Allocation of Funding for Investment in Site Security and Fencing Improvements in West Sussex Maintained Schools - ES03(19/20)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council has 284 school sites making up 29% of the total WSCC estate. Current funding available in the Capital Programme for schools is for Basic Need (increasing school places) and Capital Maintenance (condition issues) only. The latter also needs to be used if there is a need for works to address safeguarding concerns.


Following recent work on managing the safety of staff and pupils during a potential incident, and as a result of individual school risk assessments, a number of schools have been identified as needing funding to make improvements for ensuring the safeguarding of children.


This report provides information on the schools that require capital funding support to minimise risks to pupils and staff.


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has:-


(1)     Approved the allocation of £619,000 from the Capital Programme to fund the site security and fencing works and the completion of a procurement process for the delivery of works at 20 maintained school sites as detailed in paragraphs 2.2, 4.2 and 4.3.


(2)     Delegated authority to award the contract(s) for carrying out the works detailed in the report to the Executive Director Resource Services.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 30/09/2019

Date of decision: 30/09/2019

Effective from: 10/10/2019

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