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Statutory Notice to Increase Planned Places

The Local Authority of the City and County of Swansea

 

Notice

 

Notice is given in accordance with section 44 of the School Standards and Organisation Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code that the Local Authority of the City and County of Swansea, having consulted such persons as required, proposes to alter Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn, Glasbury Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7PA, to increase the number of planned places for pupils of the ages 3 - 18 with Statements of Special Educational Need. The school is currently maintained by the City and County of Swansea.

 

The City and County of Swansea undertook a period of consultation before deciding to publish this proposal. A consultation report containing a summary of the issued raised by consultees, the proposer’s responses and the views of Estyn is available at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/penybrynproposal2021

 

It is proposed to implement the proposal on 1 January 2022.

 

The current number of planned places at the school is 164 and the proposed number of planned places once the proposal is implemented will be 195.

 

Within a period of 28 days after the date of publication of these proposals, that is to say by 16 July 2021, any person may object to the proposals. Objections should be sent to the Director of Education, City and County of Swansea, Civic Centre, Swansea SA1 3SN or emailed to schoolorganisation@swansea.gov.uk

 

The City and County of Swansea will publish a summary of any such objections made (and not withdrawn in writing) within the objection period, together with their observations thereon, within the period of 28 days after the objection period.

 

Helen Morgan-Rees

Director of Education

 

18 June 2021

 

Explanatory Note

 

(This is not part of the formal notice. It is intended to provide further information and background to the proposals.)

 

1. The Local Authority (LA) is proposing to increase the number of planned places at Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn special school by 31 to accommodate young people with moderate/severe autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 3-18.

2. Funding for the additional planned places will be added to the budget share that is delegated to Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn in accordance with the City and County of Swansea’s local funding formula for schools.

3. Pupils occupying these places may be drawn from across the City and County of Swansea and beyond. Transport would be provided as per the council’s transportation policy.

4. There is sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional planned places as the school has recently been extended.

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