Issue details

Award of contract for Delivery of Phase 1 works - Change of status of The Forest Boys' School, Horsham

The Forest School, Horsham, is currently a single-sex boys’ school. In October 2020, following a public consultation, the proposal to alter The Forest School to become a co-educational school from September 2021 entry was confirmed (Decision Reference ES08(20/21) refers).


In March 2021 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the capital funds required to undertake a first phase of works necessary to enable the school to accommodate girls from September 2021; the new facilities will provide increased opportunities for both boys and girls. This report seeks approval to award the contract for the phase one works.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Horsham East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2021

Decision due: June 2021 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Property and Assets, via the contact officer, 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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