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Developing Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This report provides the outcomes of formal consultations that have been carried out in relation to proposals to create Special Educational Needs (SEN) units attached to two primary schools and one secondary school.  Cabinet is asked to consider whether to give final approval to the development of these three Special Educational Needs units. The three Special Educational Needs units would provide places for up to 32 primary age children and 16 secondary age children and young people. The Special Educational Needs unit being proposed at the secondary school is part of a larger school expansion.


The results of feasibility studies and informal consultations to expand and increase the number of school places in two special schools are also provided.  Cabinet is asked to approve the publication of statutory notices and the initiation of formal consultation needed to make changes to the two schools. 


In addition, the report includes information in relation to a proposal to create a free special school for primary aged pupils presenting with social, emotional and mental health needs in a partially occupied building on the same site as Castle View Primary School in Lancaster. Cabinet is asked to approve the initiation of the process required to establish a new school.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 9 Jun 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead director: Executive Director of Education and Children's Services

Contact: Janette Hastings Email:


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