Consultation hub

Welcome to Surrey Says. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you in Surrey. Open, forthcoming and recently closed consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest. Our 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' section below highlights main findings from some closed consultations and also what happened as a result of the consultation.

Open consultations

  • Statutory Notice to change Clifton Hill School designation.

    Surrey County Council, together with Clifton Hill School, are proposing to make a change to the designation of Clifton Hill School. This proposal is to change the Special Education Needs and Disabilities designation at Clifton Hill School from a secondary Severe Learning... More

    Closes 1 March 2021

  • Baker Street - Active Travel Permanent Proposal 2021

    Introduction Back in July 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government launched the Active Travel Programme. This granted local authorities the authority to introduce emergency measures to support social distancing in towns, and as the use of public transport was not... More

    Closes 5 March 2021

  • Proposal for the removal of boarding provision at Sunnydown School

    Surrey County Council, is proposing to remove the boarding provision at Sunnydown School. Sunnydown School is a single sex local authority maintained special educational needs school for boys aged 11 to 16 years in Caterham, South East Surrey. The school has been oversubscribed since 2014,... More

    Closes 19 April 2021

  • Consultation to open a Specialist Centre (SEN Unit) at Chandlers Field Primary School, West Molesey

    Surrey County Council in liaison with Chandlers Field School, is proposing to open a specialist centre (SEN unit) f or primary pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and who have Autism or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in Surrey. This designation is known locally as... More

    Closes 19 April 2021

  • Philip Southcote Expansion

    Surrey County Council, together with Philip Southcote School, is looking at how best to provide the additional specialist school places needed in North West Surrey. Philip Southcote is a specialist school located in Addlestone Moor for pupils with Moderate Learning... More

    Closes 19 April 2021

Forthcoming consultations

  • Smallfield Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Scheme

    Introduction Thank you for your interest in our pedestrian safety and accessibility proposals on Wheelers Lane and Redehall Road in Smallfield. We appreciate your time to review the proposals being put forward, and we would be very grateful for your views via the online survey at the... More

    Opens 8 March 2021

Closed consultations

  • Foreman Road and White Lane Ash - Proposed Speed Limit Reduction

    Thank you for your interest in our Proposed Speed Limit Reduction in Foreman Road and White Lane, Ash. The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is... More

    Closed 26 February 2021

  • Parking controls request for Runnymede Parking Review 2021

    Thank you for contacting us about a parking problem in Runnymede. This form must only be used to request formal parking controls. Usually these are requests for new (or changes to existing): •Double yellow lines •Single yellow lines •Permit parking (minor changes only)... More

    Closed 26 February 2021

  • Surrey Day Opportunities 2020

    Adult Social Care would like to understand more about what activities, groups and services people aged 60 years and over, who live in Surrey, care about the most or would like to make use of. These will be activities, groups and services that support people to work, contribute to their... More

    Closed 18 February 2021

  • Kingston Road, Leatherhead - 40mph speed limit proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our speed limit proposal in Kingston Road, Leatherhead. The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is reached about whether or... More

    Closed 17 February 2021

  • Ockley Road, Beare Green and Beare Green Road,Stane Street, Ockley - 40mph speed limit proposal

    Thank you for your interest in our speed limit proposals in Ockley Road, Beare Green and Beare Green Road/Stane Street, Ockley. The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a... More

    Closed 17 February 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at The Orchard School from September 2021?

You said

There was 1 response to the statutory notice: 1 response agreed with the proposal.

 

We did

We will now approach the Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal to open a specialist centre from September 2021 at The Orchard School

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at The Orchard Infant School from September 2021? 

You said

There was a total of 10 responses and all 10 respondents agreed with the proposal. 

The consensus amongst the respondents is that this would provide ‘much needed’ places within a localised setting. Six of these respondents also mentioned the inclusive nature and dedicated staff working at The Orchard Infant School, which benefits children with SLCN. 

We did

We will now proceed to issue Statutory Notices commencing the 11th January 2021 and ending 8th February 2021 

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to create a new school, amalgamating Christ Church C of E infant school and Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries?

You said

  • The majority of respondents did not agree with the proposal (63%)
  • 32% of all responses were from parents of pupils currently at both schools
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Christ Church C of E Infant School disagreed with the proposal (68%)
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries agreed with the proposal (58%)
  • Some respondents commented on the new school being a church school with 29 in support of the idea and 40 against.
  • Out of the 70 responses from parents of pupils at both the current schools only 21 made comments in relation to the religious designation of the new school, 16 were for the school being a Church of England school and 5 were against.

We did

On 10 November 2020 the Leader of the Council agreed the recommendations in the Leader of the Council Decision Meeting Report, to determine the statutory notices and that work should commence to close the existing infant schools on 31 August 2021 and open the new school on 1 September 2021

Reasons for recommendations:

Both Christ Church C of E Infant School and Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries have experienced a decline in admissions in recent years. This has meant there has been a surplus of places and the school budget has reduced as school budgets are based on the number of pupils on roll, in the schools. Forecasts are showing that whilst pupil numbers are expected to increase in more urban parts of Runnymede, they are not expected to increase in Virginia Water and Englefield Green.

The new infant school would work closely with the local junior school, St Jude’s C of E Junior School, with potential for a more formal partnership in the future.

The three schools share similar values and educational expectations, having worked closely for a number of years as part of a wider informal collaborative partnership of Church of England schools and schools affiliated with the diocese. Each school is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. By amalgamating the two infant schools, opportunities for further joint working with St Jude’s Junior School are offered in a more cost effective and strategic manner than at present with two separate infant schools. This will, in turn, make the school more sustainable in the long-term.

The educational vision of the new school is to build an outstanding school that meets the needs of children aged two to seven years in the community it serves.

This proposal is supported by the governors of Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries, Christ Church C of E Infant School and St Jude’s C of E Junior School. The result of the amalgamation and continued collaboration with St Jude’s will be that there will be provision for 60 places for children in newly amalgamated infant school in Englefield Green from reception to year two matching the Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60 year 3 places at St Jude’s Junior School.