Public notice

SAMUEL CODY SPECIALIST SPORTS COLLEGE, FARNBOROUGH – CAPACITY INCREASE AND CHANGE OF DESIGNATION

Due to the urgent need to provide additional specialist provision for pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs, it is proposed to change the designation of the school to also include pupils with SEMH needs. It is therefore proposed to establish a specialist 90-place co-educational facility on the eastern part of the school site for SEMH pupils aged 10-16 years.

1. Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, that Hampshire County Council intends to make a prescribed alteration to SAMUEL CODY SPECIALIST SPORTS COLLEGE, Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, GU14 8SS (category of school – special) by increasing the physical capacity and altering the designation of the school with effect from 1 September 2022.This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal may be obtained from Claire Campling, SEN Service Manager, Children's Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG; e-mail: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk

2. Hampshire County Council is aware that over recent years there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Due to the urgent need to provide additional specialist provision for pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs, it is proposed to change the designation of the school to also include pupils with SEMH needs. It is therefore proposed to establish a specialist 90-place co-educational facility on the eastern part of the school site for SEMH pupils aged 10-16 years.

3. The current capacity of Samuel Cody Sports College, Farnborough is for 205 pupils aged 4-16 years with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The increase in capacity of an additional 90 pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) will take effect from 1 September 2022, with the expansion phased over 3 years.

4. Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object or make comments on the proposal by sending them to Claire Campling, SEN Service Manager, Children's Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG; e-mail: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk

Contact:

Claire Campling, SEN Service Manager, Children’s Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG

Email: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk