Decision details

Approval of School Capital Projects and Use of SEN Capital Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Summary of Decision


That the schemes set out in Appendix 2 of the report be approved and added to the Council’s Capital Programme.


That the use of the SEN Capital Grant to fund the schemes set out in Appendix 2 of the report be approved.


Reasons for Decision


Westminster City Council has received an allocation from the DfE of £2.444m for SEN Capital Grant to fund capital schemes in schools.


The grant is not ring-fenced or timebound and local authorities are able to use it at their discretion to improve special provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). The funding can be invested in mainstream schools and academies, special units, special schools and academies, early years settings, further education colleges, or to make other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25. The grant conditions require that revenue implications from any investment is minimised.


It was agreed that the principal need to be addressed is around the autistic spectrum (ASD) and to enable schools to enhance inclusivity, or to address gaps in provision such as hearing impairment.


Stuart Love, Chief Executive,

Westminster City Hall,

64 Victoria Street



Publication Date:


11 November 2019

Implementation Date:


18 November 2019





Publication date: 11/11/2019

Date of decision: 11/11/2019

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