Issue details

Property Holdings (Rolling Entry)

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) provides school accommodation for maintained schools across the county. 


The Fordwater School in Chichester (“the school”) caters for pupils aged 2 to 19 years with severe and complex learning difficulties.   The school is in urgent need of additional accommodation in Chichester.


The opportunity to lease a building in Chichester has arisen which can provide a temporary solution.   The former sixth form centre at Chichester High School, Kingsham Rd, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8EB, is owned by WSCC but subject to a 125 year Academy Lease to The Kenmal Academies Trust and available for a sub-lease back to the County Council for a term of 10 years with a break clause after 7 years.  This sub-lease will require Department for Education consent.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2022

Decision due: Before 3 April 2023 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Property

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance and Property

Contact: Elaine Sanders, Property Services Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25605.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.


Local Members

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel: 033 022 22551


Background papers

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