Public notice

ST FRANCIS SPECIAL SCHOOL, FAREHAM – INCREASE OF AGREED PUPIL NUMBER

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 ST FRANCIS SPECIAL SCHOOL, Patchway Drive, Oldbury Way, Fareham, PO14 3BN (category of school – special) by increasing the capacity of the school with effect from 1 September 2021.

2. The current agreed pupil number (APN) for St Francis Special School, Fareham is 94 pupils aged 2-19 year olds with severe and complex learning difficulties (SLD). It is proposed to increase the APN of the school by adding 9 places. This will give an updated APN for the school of 103 pupils from 1 September 2021. The school is successfully meeting the needs of children with a range of difficulties in a safe and secure environment. The proposal is to enlarge the school with effect from 1 September 2021.

3. The capital cost of this project was included in the Children's Services Capital Programme report approved by Executive Lead Member for Children's Services on 15 March 2021. This funding provides for the purchase and retention of an existing single modular classroom installed and rented for other building works. Additional car park works are also planned.

4. This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal may be obtained from Bernadette Dawes, Inclusion Commissioning Manager, Children's Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG; e-mail: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk or by phone on: 07523 937841.

5. Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object or make comments on the proposal by sending them to Bernadette Dawes, Inclusion Commissioning Manager, Children's Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG; e-mail: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk or by phone on: 07523 937841.

Contact:

Bernadette Dawes Inclusion Commissioning Manager Children's Services Department EII Court North Winchester Hampshire SO23 8UG 07523 937841

Email: strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk