Issue details

Increasing the number of places available at Woodley School and College - Final Decision

This report will seek a final decision on proposals to increase the places available at Woodley School and College. This is in the context of increasing available places using a satellite site ahead of the planned special school rebuild project.


Background papers;



SEND Transformation Plan 2021


Cabinet Report 26 July 2022, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – Transformation plan update:


Cabinet report 17 October 2023, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – Increasing special school places:


Non-statutory consultation outcome report 13 November 2023:


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/11/2023

Decision due: 12 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Learning & Aspiration, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Lead director: Strategic Director - Children and Families

Department: Learning and Aspiration

Contact: Martin Wilby, Head of Education Places and Access Email:

Consultation process

A non-statutory consultation has taken place between29 September 2023 and will end on 27 October 2023. If agreed, taking account of this consultation, a statutory notice will be published associated with the proposals. This will be followed by a statutory representation period where stakeholders will once again be able to express their view.


Members/Officers Involved: Councillors Elizabeth Reynolds, Councillor Viv Kendrick, Jo Anne Sanders. Martin Wilby