Issue details

Brookfield Special School Capital Improvement Programme

To approve expenditure on Brookfield Special School to ensure that there is high quality sustainable educational accommodation for children and young people with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) special needs in Herefordshire.

 

The Brookfield School improvement project seeks to achieve; higher school buildings compliance with DfE building bulletin 104 for special educational needs settings, more robust fire evacuation buildings compliance, the release of a council owned split site facility at Symonds Street, the capacity to deliver the full statutory curriculum at Brookfield, and improved accommodation for girls with social emotional mental health needs. This will ensure that there is high quality sustainable educational accommodation for children and young people with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) special needs in Herefordshire. This report seeks cabinet agreement to draw down the funding allocated in the capital programme to progress the project to completion, in line with the business plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/01/2020

Decision due: 26 March 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Susan Woodrow, Schools capital investment advisor Email: Susan.Woodrow@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260327.

Documents

  • Brookfield Special School Capital Improvement Programme