Consultation on the proposed expansion of Primary & Secondary schools in West Sussex from September 2019

Published: 07 December 2017

West Sussex is served by a large number of highly-regarded schools. The County Council has been closely monitoring the number of children to make sure schools can meet the demand for places. We have received evidence of further growth in the number of children. This is in part due to an increase in the birth rate and also in response to migration and house building.

This booklet explains the proposals of local schools to expand to cater for the extra numbers. WSCC, in its role as commissioner of school places, is working in partnership with the schools co-ordinating this consultation exercise.

Initial consultation runs until 28 November 2017 and we would welcome your views. This is followed by a representation period where statutory notices are published. This is planned for January 2018, with a final decision on expansions to be taken in mid-February 2018.

I urge you to read this document and write to us with your views. We will pass these to the schools for further consideration. Your opinions are important to us and will influence how and where school places are provided.

Richard Burrett Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Consultation Information here
or online here