Education Capital Programme - Woodfield Relocation SEN Proposal

Purpose of the consultation

Under Section 14 of the Education Act 1996, Coventry City Council has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places and fair, appropriate access to education for all. It is the Council’s role to plan, commission and organise school places in a way that raises standards, manages supply and demand and creates a diverse infrastructure. It is the local authority’s statutory duty to secure a sufficiency of appropriate education places for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to consult under the Government’s guidelines for changes to maintained schools. The ‘Proposal for the Relocation of Woodfield Primary and Secondary Schools – Information for Schools and Parents/Carers’ leaflet gives you the information you need to have your say on the proposals. You can find this in the supporting documents below. 

Coventry has a good range of specialist school provision and so very few Coventry children have to attend schools outside of the city, a position that needs to be maintained. However, recent evidenced growth in need has placed a level of demand on the special school system that exceeds current supply. Whilst the recent expansion and relocation of Tiverton Special School created much needed capacity in the primary sector for children with generic learning difficulties, there is no physical capacity in the system to support: SEMH growth across all age ranges; increased demand for secondary/post-16 special school places for generic learning difficulties; and ASC growth across all age ranges. 

This consultation period runs from 19th November to 31st December 2018, which is the deadline for responses. 

At the end of this survey, you have the option to provide your comments. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Please note, any responses to the consultation to this inbox may result in your response not being counted.


The survey is here and the proposals are in the leaflet attached

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Supporting documents