Issue - decisions

New Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School and Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

25/09/2019 - School Place Planning: Strategy for Specialist Placements



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]