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Special Provision Capital Fund Plan

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEN and disabilities. The Government has committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.

This funding can be invested in mainstream schools and academies, special units, special schools, early years settings and further education colleges, or to make other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25. The allocation for West Sussex is £1,085,114 for each of the years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21, a total of £3,255,342.

The Government requires local authorities to complete and publish a short plan that sets out how they intend to invest their allocation, which is visible to parents, carers and other local groups. The plan for local authorities’ SEND capital provision allocations should sit coherently with their wider plan. For West Sussex, this is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy 2016-2019, which sets out a vision that all early years settings, schools and colleges in West Sussex are able to deliver high quality education for children and young people with SEND, maximising money from the Dedicated Schools Grant.

West Sussex’s Special Provision Capital Fund Plan is attached.

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The detail of how the funding allocation will be spent is attached.

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