Decision details

Replacement Of Hydrotherapy Pool At Philip Southcote School, Addlestone

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




1.    That Cabinet approves capital funding identified in the Capital Programme Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) Pipeline allocation for Philip Southcote School. An additional amount will be transferred from the Corporate Maintenance Budget. The funding required is commercially sensitive and is set out in the Part 2 report.


2.    That Cabinet approves procurement of the supply chain for the delivery of all associated services required, in accordance with the Council’s Procurement and Contract Standing Orders.


3.    Regarding the procurement of supply chain partners, Cabinet agrees that the Executive Director of Resources and the Director of Land and Property are authorised to award such contracts, within the +/-5% budgetary tolerance level.


Reasons for Decisions:


Approving the report’s proposal will:

  1. Support the Council to fulfil its statutory obligations for SEND pupils attending Philip Southcote School.
  2. Support the school to fulfil its curriculum and teaching responsibilities.
  3. Have a positive impact on the pupils physical, emotional and mental health, leading to better focus on their learning and education.
  4. Allow the school to continue and strengthen community links as it hires out the pool and its facilities to third parties (outside of curriculum hours).
  5. Continue to benefit residents, swim clubs, groups and organisations who hire the pool.
  6. Allow the school to continue and increase income from pool hire to support the pool’s operating costs and enhance the school’s therapeutic offering for its pupils.
  7. The school also runs a café when hiring out the pool; the café is staffed by pupils who gain valuable work experience and life-skills.
  8. Continue to provide a facility that has been in place for over 50 years.


(The decisions on this item can be called-in by the Resources and Performance Select Committee)



Publication date: 27/07/2022

Date of decision: 26/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/08/2022

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