Proposal to change the age range and increase pupil numbers at the specialist centre at West Ewell Primary School

Closed 25 May 2018

Opened 30 Apr 2018

Feedback updated 4 Jun 2018

We asked

We asked for your views on our proposal to change the age range and increase pupil numbers at the specialist centre at West Ewell Primary School. These were due to be implemented in September 2018.

You said

A total of two responses were received during the consultation period which closed at midday on Friday 25 May 2018, both agreed with the proposal.

During the consultation period a public meeting was held at the school on Tuesday 15 May 2018. In addition to centre staff, the school Inclusion Lead and the Deputy Headteacher, four parents attended the meeting.

Questions raised in one of the responses and at the public meeting related to the proposal having a detrimental impact on pupil and staffing ratios, which would result in a reduction to the level of adult support that pupils receive. Clarification was given to the attendees that as pupil numbers in the centre grow, funding levels would grow also. This will ensure that the pupil:staffing ratios are not impacted and that pupils will continue to receive the support they require in order to meet their identified needs.

We did

As a result of the consultation process it has been decided to proceed with the proposals and the statutory notice will be issued on Monday 4 June 2018. This will give a further 4 week period for interested parties to make representations.

Following this period it is planned that a paper detailing the proposal and consultation outcomes will be presented to the Cabinet Member for Learning in July for a decision.


Surrey County Council in liaison with West Ewell Primary School, is proposing to extend the age range of the specialist centre for pupils with Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN) in conjunction with the school’s transition from an infant to primary age range. This means that Year 2 pupils who are already placed at the specialist centre and are appropriately placed, can continue to receive specialist provision throughout Key Stage 2 (KS2), alongside their mainstream peers.

It is proposed that the number of infant aged pupils in the centre changes from the current model of 5 per year group to 3 per year group in Key Stage 1 (KS1) and that there would be 3 new places per year group in the centre for key stage 2 pupils. This will take the total number of planned places at the centre from 15 to 21 in total. These changes would come into effect from 1st September 2018.

Surrey County Council and the specialist centre at West Ewell Primary School would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The consultation will open on 30th April 2018.

A public meeting is planned at West Ewell Primary School on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at 10am.

All are welcome to attend.


Why we are consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed expansion of the specialist centre at West Ewell 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 midday on Friday 25th May 2018.


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