Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Background – Goldwyn School is a maintained special school designated to support pupils aged 11-16 years with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). It is judged as Outstanding by OFSTED. Presently the school is designated to take 115 pupils aged 11-16 years of age. However, due to the increased need for specialist SEMH places the School has been commissioned to provide up to 150 places for the last few years. This proposal would formalise the current situation, while at the same time increasing the age range to 18 years in order to add a sixth form, adding a further 45 post-16 places, taking the final designated number to 195 places.
Options - No other option were considered as this is the only SEMH specialist School in the District
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills agrees to:
(i) Change the age range at Goldwyn School, Ashford from 11-16 years to 11-18 years in order to add sixth form provision, adding 45 post-16 places, and
(ii) increase the designated number at key stage 3/4 by 35 places.
Publication date: 20/03/2020
Date of decision: 20/03/2020
Effective from: 28/03/2020