Decision details

School Place Planning: Strategy for Specialist Placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to;

Approve a capital allocation for a new SEND school in Woking and;

Approve a capital allocation for collocated PRUs (Secondary and Primary) in the West of the County.





1.    That the Special Education Needs & Disabilities place-planning strategic approach for a ten-year period (2019 to 2029) be approved, in principle.


2.    That the 77 bulge places for September 2019 be approved.


3.    That future projects identified as part of the place planning strategy are, where appropriate, reported to cabinet or cabinet member for approval.


Reason for Decision:


Developing and maintaining the right Surrey specialist provision is vital in ensuring appropriate placements for the Surrey young people who require a specialist Special Education Needs & Disabilities placement.  The proposed place-planning strategy will ensure a significant number of extra specialist places are provided that offer good value for money.  This strategy is needed to make sure that activities in this area are coordinated and that there are a clear set of principles on which work will be based.  This strategy will be reviewed on an annual basis.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee]


Report author: Liz Mills

Publication date: 25/09/2019

Date of decision: 24/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/10/2019

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