SEND and Inclusion developers' contributions are required to provide additional school places to mitigate the impact of development, either through expansion of an existing facility or establishment of a new school. Only strategic sites are likely to require the provision of a new school on site. However, a combination of non-strategic developments may also prompt the need for a new school or are likely to necessitate the provision of additional capacity at existing facilities.
Special school provision, including Alternative Provision and Specialist Support Centres (SSCs) located in mainstream facilities across the county, is already at capacity and contributions will be pooled to improve or enhance facilities at the most appropriate school or centre.
This may not always be the facility closest to the development, as pupils with SEND and Inclusion requirements are often transported to the facility best able to provide for their needs, as will be stated in their Education and Health Care Plan.
Developer contributions will be spent locally, where possible, to increase provision for SEND children either within mainstream SSCs or specialist provisions. SEND and Inclusion children attend provisions based on need, not locality.