Establishment of SEMH provision at Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh

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Published on Wednesday 21st November 2018


Hampshire County Council’s proposes to open a resourced provision for young people with Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and an Education, Health and Care Plan at Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh.  

The new provision is required as there has been an increase in the number of children with SEMH needs in the West of Hampshire.  It is also needed to support the Hampshire wide strategy of offering support for pupils to access mainstream education close to their local community but with additional support if necessary. The proposed new provision will cater for up to 14 pupils aged 11-13 and will be available from April 2019 but with admissions phased over a three year period.


This consultation will run until 19 December 2018. Officers will then take into consideration all the consultation responses before deciding whether the proposal should continue to the formal publication stage. If so, a statutory Public Notice will be published, setting out Hampshire County Council’s intent to enlarge the school. It is anticipated that this will be published in January 2019.

After the date of publication there will be a four week period in which any representations can be made. After the conclusion of this period the County Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposal. It is anticipated that a decision will be made in February 2019.

A drop-in session where you will be able to discuss the proposal with County Council officers is planned for 5 December 2018 from 3.30pm to 6pm at Crestwood Community School.

If you are unable to attend this session or visit the above website and wish to make a comment then please write to Christine Jones, SEN Service Manager, Children’s Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG or e-mail by 19 December 2018.

Frequently asked questions

Your views

We will listen to views at the drop-in session.

We will also consider all responses received via e-mail or letter. 

The closing date for responses is 19 December 2018.