Report by the Director of Children’s Services
32.1 The Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability considered a report by the Director for Children’s Services which set out a number of options relating to increasing the number of primary school places in Hailsham. This included a proposal to: lower the age range at Hailsham Community College to establish an all-through school creating an additional 420 primary places to serve the Hailsham area.
32.2 RESOLVED to: approve Option 4, the Council working with Hailsham Community College to lower its age range with effect from September 2019 to establish an all-through school thereby creating an additional 420 primary places (two forms of entry) to serve north Hailsham.
32.3 Hailsham Community College has demonstrated a long term investment and commitment to improve provision and outcomes for children in Hailsham. The creation of an all-through school will provide the opportunity to expand provision to the primary phase, which will offer further diversity of provision, support the transition of learners from KS3 to KS4 and help improve outcomes at KS4.