Decision details

Significant Changes to Maintained Schools for September 2020 and 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Council are required to take a decision on the proposed significant changes to three BCP maintained schools (2 special, 1 mainstream)



(a)           the changes proposed for the following schools are agreed:

i.               Winchelsea Special School

ii.             Linwood Special School

iii.            Somerford Primary School

(b)           in the case of Somerford Primary School that approval be given to apply to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator to vary the admission arrangements from September 2021  

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Children and Families


To enable the creation of additional capacity within BCP Council maintained schools to meet the assessed educational needs of children and young people and reduce pressure on the High Needs Budget.

The Council are the authority for approving these significant changes to maintained schools.

Report author: Jack Cutler

Publication date: 31/07/2020

Date of decision: 29/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 29/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/08/2020

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