Proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School

Closed 5 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Nov 2022

Feedback updated 14 Dec 2022

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School?

You said

100% of respondents agreed with the proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School.

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices in January 2023 along with the consultation analysis document and a question and answer document. After the four week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal


Surrey County Council, in conjunction with the Governing Body of Stepgates Community School, is proposing that the school expands its Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) designated SEN Unit by 8 places, from 21 places to 29 places in total, from September 2023.

All pupils placed by Surrey County Council in the SEN Unit will have a diagnosis of SLCN and will have an EHCP specifying the specialist provision within the school as an appropriate placement to meet their individual needs.

Why your views matter

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed expansion of the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School.

The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal.

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 submitting your response to the Consultation is

Monday 5th December 2022


  • Virtual Public Meeting on the proposal to expand┬áthe existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School

    From 24 Nov 2022 at 18:00 to 24 Nov 2022 at 19:00

    Please register your interest by emailing


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