Issue details

Phase 2 Special Support Centre Programme - Allocation of Design Fees

There is a need to reduce the number of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) moving from maintained schools and academies into costly out of county education provision.  Increasing provision for children and young people with SEND through the creation of additional places in Specialist Support Centres that are attached to mainstream schools and academies will assist with the aim of enabling children to attend school locally.

In December 2019 Cabinet approved the proposal to develop phase two of the project for opening additional Special Support Centres in accordance with capital governance processes (decision reference CAB03(19/20)).  Since that approval feasibility studies have been undertaken for school sites identified within the Phase 2 Special Support Centre Programme.


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to approve the allocation of capital funds to enable design work to progress for the prioritised projects following the completion of feasibility studies.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2020

Decision due: October 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp

Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23051.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Background papers

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