Decision details

19/00082 - Proposal to make prescribed alterations to St Nicholas (Community Special) School from September 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Background Information:

St Nicholas (Community) Special School is a day provision providing for 268 boys and girls aged 4 to 19 with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN). Currently St Nicholas has a designated number of 285. In addition to the main building at Holme Oak Close, the school currently operates primary satellite provisions at Chartham Primary School and Canterbury Primary School. St Nicholas School also has secondary satellite provision at Spires Academy and an informal arrangement at the Whitstable School, as well as with Canterbury College for post 16 students. The satellites provide St Nicholas students with opportunities for integration at a mainstream school. The new satellites will provide additional opportunities and choice for integration for both primary and secondary pupils.


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills agrees toissue a public notice to:


a)    establish an 8-place primary satellite of St Nicholas (Community Special) School at St Johns Primary School, Canterbury; and


b)    establish a 32-place secondary satellite of St Nicholas (Community Special) at Canterbury Academy, Canterbury.


Publication date: 02/12/2019

Date of decision: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 10/12/2019

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