Hounslow Council

Decision details

CHAS 521 - Future Provision for Special Educational Need School Places

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




A)    That Cabinet noted that the report outlined the projected demand for additional Special Educational Needs (SEN) places and Cabinet agreed to increase places through proposals to the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for 2 new Secondary Free Schools to meet the growing demand for SEN places across Hounslow.

B)    That Cabinet agreed the further recommendations of the report as follows:


1.     Cabinet noted the additional SEN places required from 2016 (as set out in Paragraphs 5.4 and 5.5 of the report and Appendix 1 of the report);

2.     Cabinet noted that new guidance has been produced which sets out for local authorities and new school proposers how the process will work for local authorities to identify and advertise any new special free school they would like to commission.

3.     Cabinet noted that expression of interest forms have been submitted to the Regional Schools Commissioner for two new secondary special Free Schools.

4.     Cabinet agreed to influence the delivery of these new schools through sites identified in the Local Plan in Commerce Road and Hanworth Road.

Publication date: 17/11/2016

Date of decision: 15/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2016 - Cabinet

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