Issue details

Proposed increase in space at Manor Green Primary School, Crawley

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place.  The County Council has been closely monitoring the number of pupils across the county and this number has been rising for the last five years, including the number of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


In order to meet the growth in the number of pupils with SEND in the Crawley area, the County Council proposes expanding Manor Green Primary School to provide additional places for vulnerable pre-school and primary aged children ranging in age from two to eleven years old.  This would enable the school to expand to a capacity of up to 200 planned places by September 2019 (the former capacity was 164 places).  A statutory notice to this effect was published in the week commencing 8 October 2018 in line with Department for Education statutory guidance to make prescribed alterations to schools.


A public consultation between 8 October and 13 November 2018 sought comments on the proposal and the outcome of this is set out in section 3 of the report.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Langley Green & Ifield East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2018

Decision due: January 2019 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Mr Richard Burrett

Contact: Vanessa Cummins, School Planning Officer (Mid and North Areas) Email: Tel: 033 022 23046.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


A public consultation exercise with parents, education stakeholders and the wider community will be completed during October and November 2018.  This complies with statutory guidance published by the Department for Education.


A summary of responses will be available on the County Council website upon completion of the consultation exercise.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders - 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life


Background papers