Decision details

High Needs Provision Capital Allocation Grant: Hampton Dene Primary School Feasibility Study and Outline Design

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve expenditure from the 2021/22 high needs provision capital allocation grant to enable a feasibility study and RIBA Stage 3 Spatial Co-ordination (formerly developed design) work to be undertaken at Hampton Dene Primary School to increase capacity at the school for specialist education provision.



a)    A feasibility study and RIBA Stage 3 Spatial Co-ordination for Hampton Dene Primary School are commissioned within an approved budget of £81,815 from the 2021/22 high needs provision capital allocation grant; and

b)    The Service Director for Education, Development and Skills be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to deliver the feasibility studies and spatial design within the approved budget of £81,815 including fees.


Alternative options considered:

1.             Do nothing:  this is not recommended as cabinet approved an Herefordshire Capital Investment Strategy 2021-2030 For Specialist Settings Educating Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) (SEN strategy) on 22 April 2021.  The strategy was developed to avoid unnecessary reactive spending on accommodation maintenance, and mitigate the risk of a reduction in the quality of education and a lack of pupil places for SEND children and young people with education health and care plans.  Subject to feasibility studies, the high needs provision capital allocation grant provides the opportunity to undertake work to improve the capacity and learning environment in the special educational needs specialist settings.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Caroline Marshall, Project manager Email: Tel: 01432 260249, Ceri Morgan, Education Strategic Projects Email:

Publication date: 03/10/2022

Date of decision: 23/09/2022

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