Issue details

Allocation of additional funding to create provision for accommodating a bulge class at The Burgess Hill Academy

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


Following a review of pupil projections for starting secondary school in Mid Sussex, it is necessary to provide for a bulge class of 30 pupils at The Burgess Hill Academy for September 2022.  In order to accommodate this temporary increase in pupil numbers a project will be delivered to invest in teaching and non-teaching areas at the school.


In November 2020 the then Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of Section 106 funding for education infrastructure capital projects, including education infrastructure at The Burgess Hill Academy (decision ES10 (20/21) refers). Following completion of the feasibility study, it has been identified that an increase to the budget is required in line with the most recent cost estimate.


Therefore an allocation of S106 funding from the Capital Programme will be sought to enable the works to be taken forward and to make provision for current fluctuations in the market. The budget will fund all associated fees and furniture and equipment.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Hassocks & Burgess Hill South;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/01/2022

Decision due: March 2022 by Assistant Director (Property and Assets)

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Assistant Director (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 Assistant Director (Property & Assets), via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553


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