Issue details

Expansion of Manor Green Primary School, Crawley

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2016-2019 aims to provide high quality local education provision for children and young people with SEND and optimise value for money from the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.  As part of the development of the SEND Strategy, the County Council has identified an increased demand for extra provision to meet two specific areas of SEND -  Autistic Spectrum Condition and Social, Emotional and Mental Health. 


Following a review of current provision and anticipated future need, in early January 2019 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills agreed a statutory notice to increase space at Manor Green Primary School in Crawley (Decision reference ES16 (18/19)).  The school caters for a wide-range of Special Educational Needs, particularly for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, complex social and communication difficulties or those who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition.  The increase in space would enable the school to increase planned places by 36 from 164 to 200.


To accommodate the additional pupils two further classrooms will need to be built.  The feasibility work for the project has now been completed. Following detailed design and a competitive tendering exercise the Cabinet Member will be asked to approve the allocation of the funds required to enable the project to proceed.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Langley Green & Ifield East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/07/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp

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

Consultation process

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


School, parents and local residents, Borough Council.

Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources.

Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart - 033 022 22540

Background3: Best Start in Life


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