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Non-statutory consultation on SEND Provision at Exning Primary School

Our non-statutory consultation SEND Provision at Exning Primary School between 9 and 16 October 2020.

This consultation is now closed

Suffolk County Council is consulting on a proposal to provide a new teaching block for up to 12 Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEND). Whilst pupils will very much be included into School life at Exning Primary, these 12 pupils will be in addition to the School’s mainstream places.

Across Suffolk there is a shortfall of special education places available. This can mean that some pupils have to be educated away from their local communities. As part of a SEND capital programme, Exning Primary School have been selected to deliver specialist places. These places will be offered as part of a dedicated purpose built teaching block with specially trained staff. It will give more children the opportunity to be educated in their community closer to home. The funding for capital works at Exning Primary is being provided by Suffolk County Council. Please note that a tree has already had to be removed from this part of the site for safety reasons as it was badly damaged in high winds.

This non-statutory pre-application planning consultation will enable us to gather the views of local residents prior to the submission of the planning application. It does not affect the right to comment on the proposals during the statutory planning consultation process.

You can view the plans for the proposed development below:

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Have your say

We welcome your feedback on the proposals. You can complete an online survey or you can download a comment form and return it to:

Schools Infrastructure Team,
Endeavour House,
8 Russell Road, 

If you have any questions, contact the Schools Infrastructure Team at

Unfortunately, because of current restrictions we are unable to hold a local drop-in session, however if you would like to discuss any aspect please add your phone number to your comments for so a member of my team can call you.  

Online comments must be submitted by Friday 16 October 2020 and paper comment forms must be received by Wednesday 21 October 2020.