Issue details

Allocation of Funding for Investment in Site Security and Fencing Improvements in West Sussex Maintained Schools

The County Council has 284 school sites making up 29% of the total WSCC estate. Current funding available in the Capital Programme for schools is for Basic Need (increasing school places) and Capital Maintenance (condition issues) only. The latter also needs to be used if there is a need for works to address safeguarding concerns.


Following recent work on managing the safety of staff and pupils during a potential incident, and as a result of individual school risk assessments, a number of schools have been identified as needing funding to make improvements for ensuring the safeguarding of children.


This report provides information on the schools that require capital funding support to minimise risks to pupils and staff.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Richard Burrett

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member, via the 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

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Background papers

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