Proposal to open a specialist centre at Bell Farm Primary School

Closed 19 Jul 2019

Opened 10 Jun 2019

Feedback Updated 2 Oct 2019

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at Bell Farm Primary School from September 2020?

You Said

There were 5 responses to the consultation: 3 responses agreed with the proposal; 2 responses disagreed.

One comments raised concern about traffic and parking outside the school; two comments raised concern about the impact on mainstream education within the school. Two responders felt that the location of the COIN centre would be beneficial to the local residents and reduce travel costs to centres which are further away.

We Did

The Cabinet Member has given approval of the Statutory Notice, and the proposal open a specialist centre from September 2020. A permanent planning application for the centre will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.


Surrey County Council in liaison with Bell Farm Primary School, is proposing to open a specialist Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) centre for pupils with Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN).

It is proposed that Bell Farm Primary School hosts a specialist Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) centre for 21 pupils.  All pupils admitted to the centre would have an EHCP specifying the school as an appropriate placement to meet their individual needs. It is anticipated that the centre would be organised with 3 places per year group, although this number is not fixed and on occasions some year groups may have more or less than 3 pupils.  A bespoke building would be provided for the specialist centre and located within the school grounds.

Surrey County Council and Bell Farm Primary School would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The consultation will open on Monday 10th June 2019.

A public meeting is planned at Bell Farm Primary School on Friday 21st June 2019 at 9:45am.

All are welcome to attend.


Why We Are Consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed opening of a specialist centre at Bell Farm Primary School. The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal and published statutory notices.

Please let us know what you think about the proposals

- either by completing the Online Survey

- or by using the response form in the Related Documents below.

The deadline for returning/submitting consultation responses is on Friday 19th July 2019.


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • Headteachers


  • Schools
  • 0-5 year olds
  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Parents and families
  • Staff