Decision details

SEND Programme of Expansion - Broadstone Middle School

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As part of the Council's programme of expansion to increase the availability of specialist school places, seek approval for capital investment in Broadstone Middle School to expand the existing Resource Base to provide an additional 8 specialist places.


RESOLVED that Cabinet approve the capital budget as set out in the amended Appendix 1 (Exempt) to expand the existing resource base provision at Broadstone Middle School. The funding will provide a new Learning Resource Centre co-located on the existing school site.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Council Priorities and Delivery


To review the capital funding necessary to provide eight additional places for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the local area by expanding the resource base at Broadstone Middle School from 15 places to 23 places from September 2022. The additional places will be accommodated in a new Learning Resource Centre co-located on the existing school site. Places will be allocated by the Council under the SEND code of practice to children with an EHCP with ASC and a secondary need of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) or social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, specifically school phobia/anxiety. This forms part of the Council’s high-profile priority to expand the availability of specialist school places as part of the work necessary to achieve savings as part of the Council’s High Needs Block Deficit Recovery Plan.

Report author: Tanya Smith

Publication date: 30/09/2022

Date of decision: 28/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/10/2022

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