Issue details

Phase 2 Special Support Centre Programme - St Margaret's CE Primary School, Angmering - Allocation of Funding

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place.


Increasing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through the creation of additional places in Special Support Centres (SSCs) will assist with the aim of enabling children to attend school locally. As a consequence, this will reduce the number of children and young people with SEND moving from maintained schools and academies into costly education provision in the Independent and Non-Maintained Special School sector, often at schools not situated in West Sussex. 


It is proposed to create an SSC at St Margaret’s CE Primary School in Angmering. The school currently caters for 420 children aged between 4 and 11.


Approval is required for the allocation of funding from the Capital Programme to provide the necessary accommodation at St Margaret’s for the establishment of a Special Support Centre for 12 children aged 4 to 11 with Social Communication Needs. In addition the budget will fund all associated fees, ICT and furniture and equipment.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Angmering & Findon;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2020

Decision due: November 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 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


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