Issue details

Replacement All Weather Pitch at Tanbridge House School, Horsham

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient primary and secondary school places for all children who need a place. As part of the secondary school curriculum, Physical Education is a core subject and suitable provision is required to ensure a wide range of sport can be offered to ensure children are given the best start in life.


Tanbridge House School in Horsham accommodates over 1500 pupils aged 11-16 and has a mix of indoor PE provision (sports hall, activity hall) and external provision (grass pitches, multi-use games area and All Weather Pitch (AWP)).


The existing sand dressed AWP has reached the end of its life and requires replacement due to the poor quality of the surface.


Section 106 funds in excess of the budget sought to replace the AWP have been received. The condition of the associated agreements is such that the funds can only be used on projects at Horsham Secondary Schools.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Horsham Riverside;

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