Decision details

Final decision on establishing Special Educational Needs (SEN) facilities at Robertsbridge Community College

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


30.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the establishment of a Special Educational Needs (SEN) facility at Robertsbridge Community College.


30.2     RESOLVED – to authorise the establishment of a Special Educational Needs (SEN) specialist facility for up to 12 pupils at Robertsbridge Community College.with effect from 1 September 2020, conditional upon planning permission for the enlargement of the premises being granted under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.




30.3     The local authority has identified a gap in specialist provision in mainstream primary schools for pupils with a principal need of specific learning difficulties, with associated Special Educational Needs (SEN) (for example, anxiety and high functioning autism) in the east of the county. The majority of respondents to the consultation supported the proposals to establish this facility at the school. The Lead Member also considered a number of factors which are set out in Appendix 2 of the report. 


Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 22/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability

Effective from: 30/01/2020

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