Issue details

Allocation of S106 Funding for Additional Accommodation at St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy, Barnham

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

 

St Philip Howard Catholic School is a 6 form entry (6FE) 11-18 Secondary School with a 6th form. The school has grown in recent years to meet the demand for places which has led to the requirement for more teaching and administrative space, as well as washroom facilities. The school has continued to take additional children over and above their Published Admission Number (PAN) and projections indicate an ongoing need for the additional places created meaning additional accommodation is required to support the increased pupil numbers.

 

The school is proposing to deliver a new teaching block incorporating 8 classrooms, office space, toilets and a lift for disabled access.

 

Section 106 funds have been received totalling £970,000 which must be spent on additional educational infrastructure and/or equipment at St Philip Howard Catholic School. The demand for places is high and the desire to provide the best possible experience for all students is the key driver for this build.

 

Approval is required for the allocation of Section 106 funding from the Capital Programme to enable the project to proceed.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Fontwell;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2021

Decision due: January 2022 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets andrew.edwards@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Graham Olway, Assistant Director - School Organisation Email: graham.olway@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23029.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Property and Assets 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

Decisions

Background papers

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