Executive and Officer Decisions

Decisions published

02/06/2023 - SEND Placement sufficiency: Placement sufficiency response - proposed next steps ref: 1344    Recommendations Approved

To respond to managing placement sufficiency demands as the SEND Pupil Place Planning model indicates that the demand for Special School places will exceed capacity over the next 10 years.

Decision Maker: Assistant City Mayor - Education, Libraries and Community Centres

Decision published: 02/06/2023

Effective from: 10/06/2023


Agree that up to £210k be added to the capital programme to be funded from ring-fenced high needs grant in order to carry out feasibility studies across a number of special school sites (this may include identifying potential satellite sites also).


Agree that should our DfE Special Free School application be unsuccessful; the Executive will welcome a further report detailing the need for a Special Free School funded by the Council/ Capital budget. This will include proposed costs and viable sites.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clare Nagle