Issue details

Provision of an All Weather Pitch at The Forest School, Horsham

As part of the secondary school curriculum, Physical Education is a core subject and suitable provision is required to enable a wide range of sport to be offered and ensure children are given the Best Start in Life.


The Forest School does not currently have an All Weather Pitch (AWP) facility.  Following the Cabinet Member Decision in July 2020 (Decision reference ES02(20/21)) that approved the siting of additional accommodation for QEII School on some of the existing playing field at The Forest School  installation of an AWP is now required  to mitigate the impact.


The Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills will be asked to approve the allocation of capital funding from Section 106 contributions to undertake a project to provide an All Weather Pitch at The Forest School thereby ensuring ongoing sports provision to meet the needs of the secondary school curriculum.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Horsham East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/08/2020

Decision due: July 2021 by Cabinet Member for Learning 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 Learning and Skills, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Parents and local residents

Parish and District Councils


Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers