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Proposals for Kingsley High School and Weald Rise Primary School

Harrow is experiencing an increase in demand for special school places.  In Harrow there is provision for pupils with special educational needs in a range of settings including mainstream schools, additionally resourced mainstream school settings, and special schools. Some pupils also attend schools outside of Harrow. Harrow is experiencing a growing and changing population and there is increasing pressure on the current provision for pupils with severe and complex special educational needs. A shortfall of local provision increases the costs of placements at provision outside the borough.

To meet the increase in demand for provision for pupils with severe and complex needs, Harrow Council is proposing to open a temporary satellite provision for Kingsley High School pupils at Weald Rise Primary School.  Pupils at Kingsley High School have Education Health Care Plans and severe and complex learning difficulties and/or autism. This proposal is in accordance with the Strategic Priority 1 in the SEND Strategy to increase provision in Harrow to meet growing need.

Kingsley High School is an Outstanding Special School and popular with families. It provides 102 places for pupils aged 11 to 19 years of age, Year 7 to Year 13.  Harrow Council proposes to open a temporary satellite provision at Weald Rise Primary School using the vacant capacity at the school. Four classes at Weald Rise Primary will be remodelled to create a self-contained provision increasing the capacity of Kingsley High School to cater for an additional 24 students. This additional capacity will increase the number of places at Kingsley High School to 126.

More detailed information is available in the:

Proposed stages for implementation

The details for the opening and operation of the expansion are being finalised. In the event of delays to the delivery of the required capital programme, interim arrangements will be made to ensure that pupils have access to suitable education from the beginning of September.  The aim is that satellite provision at Weald Rise for pupils who have severe learning difficulties and/or complex needs will open from 1 September 2022.

Consultation

Have your say - you can let us know if you support the proposals, have any comments, or have reasons to object.

Your representations can be made:

  • by completing the online survey
  • by email to schoolreorganisation@harrow.gov.uk 
  • in writing to Patrick O'Dwyer, Director of Education, Harrow Council, Civic Centre, PO Box 22, Station Road, HA1 2XY

Please submit your representation by 12 noon on 4 July 2022. 

Decision

Following the publication of the Public Notice, the Local Authority has made a decision on 22 July 2022 to implement changes in school organisation that will create a temporary satellite site for Kingsley High School at Weald Rise Primary School.

View the decision report.