{meta} Decision - Proposed expansion of Springwood Primary School

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)

 

I City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve: the expansion of Springwood Primary School as of 1 September 2021.

 

The Reasons are:Salford has experienced increased demand for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support (SEND) provision in recent years. In particular, increased demand has been felt for the type of specialist education Springwood Primary School provides. The expansion of Springwood Primary School with the use of the Craig Hall site will create an additional 60 places and increase the overall capacity of the School to 300 places (Nursery to Year 6).

 

Options considered and rejected were: Options to expand the existing Springwood Primary School building was explored, however to due site restrictions, this was not a viable option.

 

Assessment of Risk: With demand for SEND provision continuing to grow, additional specialist places will be required. The expansion of Springwood Primary will ensure the continued delivery of high quality and local specialist provision.

 

The source of funding is: The project capital costs have been met from the local authorities SEND and Basic Need capital funding streams. All specialist places at Springwood Primary School will continue to be funded from the High Needs Block, part of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG).

 

Legal Advice obtained: Nicky Smith, Senior Solicitor

 

Financial Advice obtained: Chris Mee, Strategic Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Deborah Derbyshire, Procurement Category Manager

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756572/Maintained_schools prescribed _ _alterations_guidance.pdf

 

Contact Officer:  Paula Newall                             

Telephone number: x0447

 

(Please delete from the list below any which are not relevant).

 

The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel                

 

 

Signed:     P. Dennett                               Dated:                    08.06.21                             .

                        City Mayor

 

For Democratic Services use only

 

This decision was published on                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 15.06.21                                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

Publication date: 08/06/2021

Date of decision: 08/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2021 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents: