Statutory Notices to open a Specialist Centre at The Orchard Infant School, East Molesey

Closed 8 Feb 2021

Opened 11 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 11 Feb 2021

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


Surrey County Council in liaison with The Orchard Infant School, is proposing to open a specialist Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) centre for pupils with Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). 

All pupils admitted to the centre would have an EHCP specifying the school as an appropriate placement to meet their individual needs. It is proposed that the centre would have 6 places with 2 places per year group.

A virtual public meeting was held on the18th November


Why your views matter

We are now publishing Statutory Notices on the proposed opening of a specialist centre at The Orchard Infant School. The Related Documents below contain the published statutory notices.

Please let us know what you think 

- either by completing the Online Survey

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

The deadline for submitting a response is Monday 8th February

All representations will be reviewed before a final decision is taken by the Cabinet Member for All Age Learning on 9 March 2021



  • Elmbridge


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


  • 0-5 year olds
  • 6-11 year olds
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Staff