Issue details

Phase 2 Special Support Centre Programme - Edward Bryant Primary School, Bognor Regis - Allocation of Funding for Project Delivery

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 Edward Bryant School in Bognor Regis. The school is a primary academy and currently caters for 630 children aged between 4 and 11.


Approval is required for the allocation of funding from the Capital Programme to provide the necessary accommodation at Edward Bryant School 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: Bognor Regis East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021

Decision due: June 2022 by Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

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


Background papers

  • Cabinet Member Decision ES09(20/21)