The proposed expansion of primary and secondary schools in West Sussex from September 2017

Closed 21 Dec 2016

Opened 23 Nov 2016

Results expected 31 Mar 2017

Feedback Updated 30 Mar 2017

We Asked

The County Council has a statutory duty to commission sufficient school places for children and young people across the County.  Having identified areas of growth in the number of Primary and Secondary School Places, we asked you to provide feedback on proposals for expansion at 10 Primary and Secondary schools in West Sussex from 2017.

You Said

195 of you took part in the consultation and fed back your views on the various proposals for school expansion via the online survey, by letter or by email. Letters were also received from the Heads and Chairmen of the Governing Bodies from all the schools.

We Did

West Sussex County Council met on 14th March and approved expansion proposals for 9 Primary and Secondary Schools in the County.   Expansion at Blackwell Primary School was not supported given the numbers of children for entry in 2017 is lower than anticipated and the expansion was opposed by the wider community.  Please click here to view the Cabinet Member Report.  The Council has now written to the Heads and Chairs of Governing Bodies to confirm the decisions made.



Numbers of children have been rising across West Sussex for several years.  The consultation document below summarises proposals for primary and secondary schools across West Sussex to expand to cater for existing or future demand.

We would like to know whether there is support or not for proposals to expand existing schools and any comments, concerns, advice or views on how this might be implemented.

We will be holding a number of drop-in sessions for people who would like to come along and discuss proposals in person.  Details are as follows:-


Tuesday 29 November 2016, 3.30pm  - 6.30pm

Blackwell Primary School, Blackwell Farm Road, East Grinstead RH19 3JL

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 2.30pm - 6.30pm

Bourne Community College, Park Road, Southbourne PO10 8PJ

Tuesday 13 December 2016, 3.15pm - 7pm

The Angmering School, Station Road, Angmering BN16 4HH


Why We Are Consulting

To raise awareness and seek feedback from the community on proposals to provide additional school places at a number of existing schools in West Sussex.  Below is the consultation document which is also attached below the 'on line survey'...

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What Happens Next

Consultation closed on 21 December 2016.  Results have been forwarded to each individual school governing body for further consideration.

West Sussex County Council is in the process of considering the responses from governing bodies and consultees and will feedback to stakeholders when these have been fully considered.  This is likely to be by the end of March 2017.


  • Adur District
  • Angmering
  • Arun District
  • Chichester West
  • East Grinstead Town
  • Funtington


  • Teachers
  • Pupils
  • Schools
  • Headteachers
  • District/Borough Councils
  • Parish Councils
  • Town Councils
  • Elected Members/Councillors
  • Service Users
  • Families
  • Parents


  • Education
  • Learning
  • Schools
  • Schools Admissions
  • Families
  • Children & Young People
  • School Transport