Decision details

School Organisation Proposals: Provision for Children and Young People with Additional Learning Needs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The need for specialist provision for children with severe long term additional learning needs continues to increase, with high demand in the southern arc of the city. Existing specialist resource base provision is mainly concentrated in the north of the city. 


The report summarises the case for a specialist resource base across the city, including new provision at Moorlands Primary School, and seeks cabinet approval to consult.





1.                    officers be authorised to consult on proposals to:


·         Increase the capacity of The Court Special School from 42 to 72 places.  The school would transfer to new build accommodation across two sites at Fairwater Primary School and the current St Mellons, CiW Primary School site in Llanrumney from September 2025.


·         Establish a Specialist Resource Base (specialist resource base) for up to 20 primary aged children with Complex Learning Needs (CLN) at Moorland Primary School from September 2022.


2.               It be noted that officers will bring a report on the outcome of the consultation to a future meeting to seek authorisation as to whether to proceed to publish proposals in accordance with section 48 of The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.


Publication date: 19/07/2021

Date of decision: 15/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/07/2021

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