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School Capital Works - Internal Capital Works at Applefields Special School and Danesgate Pupil Referral Unit

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To approve the budget for capital works at two schools to reconfigure internal spaces to support the outcomes of the inclusion review. Applefields Special School and Danesgate PRU. Works to be carried out at different times over summer 2021, 2022 and potentially 2023.

The Executive are asked to approve the allocation of Basic Need Capital Funding in the Children, Education and Communities Capital Programme to carry out re-configuration of teaching space and provide additional office accommodation in two phases at Applefields School.

Approve the allocation of Basic Need Capital Funding in the Children, Education and Communities Capital Programme to carry out reorganisation and remodelling of accommodation at Danesgate PRU in a number of phases. This work will also involve the development and implementation of a transport plan for the site to reduce pressures through developing safe walking cycling access and reducing the number of vehicles using the site.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That works to complete classroom adaptations at Applefields School by September 2021 and the provision of essential administrative space by September 2022 (Option 3) be approved, and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of People (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting construction contracts.

 

Reason:     To provide sufficient special school places for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

 

                   (ii)      That works to carry out adaptations at Danesgate by September 2022 (Option 3) be approved, and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of People (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting construction contracts.

 

Reason:     To improve in-city provision for children and young people with SEMH.

Report author: Claire McCormick

Publication date: 21/05/2021

Date of decision: 20/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 25/05/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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