Woodfield Secondary School Consultation

Closed 12 Feb 2021

Opened 4 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 2 Mar 2021

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Woodfield Secondary School by 60 places, for children who have Learning and Additional Needs (LAN) and who require a specialist placement? 

 

You said

There were 20 responses following the publication of the Consultation: 16 respondents agreed with the proposal to expand Woodfield Secondary School by 60 places, 3 respondents disagreed and 1 ‘did not know’.

The majority of respondents acknowledged the benefit of expanding Woodfield Secondary School. 

We did

We have now proceeded to issue Statutory Notices, which commenced on Monday 22nd February 2021 and will end on Monday 22nd March 2021.

Overview

Surrey County Council, together with Woodfield Secondary School, are proposing to expand Woodfield Secondary School by 60 places, for children who have Learning and Additional Needs (LAN) and who require a specialist placement

The expansion will enable Surrey County Council to offer more secondary children and their families local, high-quality specialist provision. It will aid in meeting the increased demand for specialist placements for children with Learning and Additional Needs. These changes would come into effect from September 2021.

Some works would be undertaken on Woodfield Secondary School's site to increase the capacity to accommodate the additional pupils.

It is proposed that the school will be expanded by a total of 60 places as follows:

•    50 places for pupils from Year 7 to Year 11, offering approximately 10 places per year group; 

•    10 places in the school’s separate flexi-teach provision are made permanent.

Surrey County Council and Woodfield Secondary School would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The consultation will open on 4th January 2021.

An online public meeting is planned at Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6pm. As a public meeting, anyone who wishes to may attend, please email: schoolorg@surreycc.gov.uk to register your interest and you will be sent a link to the online event.

 

Why we are consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed expansion of Woodfield Secondary 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 12th February 2021.

What happens next

We will hold an online public meeting for parents and any other interested parties to discuss the proposals and to hear the views that people have. As a public meeting, anyone who wishes to may attend, please email: schoolorg@surreycc.gov.uk to register your interest and you will be sent a link to the online event. The online event will be held on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6pm, there will be a short presentation followed by questions and answers.

 

Please come and share your views.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. You do not have to have a child at the school to come to the meeting. Please note the deadline to register your interest to attend the meeting is 5pm on Monday 25th January 2021.

 

At the end of the consultation period, Surrey County Council will review all responses received and share these with the school and publish details on the Surrey Says website. 

 

Subject to the views expressed, if the proposal is to proceed, the next stage would be for Surrey County Council to publish a Statutory Notice.  This will be in a local newspaper, available at the school and on the Surrey Says website stating our intention to expand.  There will be a four-week statutory consultation period for further representations to be received by the Council.

 

All representations will be reviewed before a final decision is taken by the Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning on 13th April 2021.

Areas

  • Reigate and Banstead

Audiences

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

Interests

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