Statutory notices for the expansion of the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School

Closed 10 Feb 2023

Opened 13 Jan 2023

Feedback updated 21 Mar 2023

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand the existing SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Stepgates Community School?

You said

There were 12 responses during the statutory notice period. 92% of respondents to the statutory notices agreed with the proposal to expand the existing SEN (Special Educational Needs) Unit at Stepgates Community School. 8% of respondents disagreed with the proposal.

We did

This proposal will be submitted to the Lead Cabinet Member for Education and Learning for consideration to determine the statutory notices on 25 April 2023.


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 publishing Statutory Notices on the proposal to expand the existing SEN Unit at Stepgates Community School by 8 places.

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 statutory notices is

Friday 10 February 2023


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