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NOTICE OF STATUTORY PROPOSALS FOR THE REORGANISATION OF SUNDERLAND’S PUPIL REFERRAL UNIT PROVISION

March 27, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SUNDERLAND

NOTICE  OF STATUTORY PROPOSALS FOR THE REORGANISATION OF SUNDERLAND’S PUPIL REFERRAL UNIT PROVISION

The reorganisation of Sunderland City Council’s Pupil Referral Unit provision entails three related statutory proposals as set out below.

  1. DISCONTINUANCE

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 15 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, that it is the intention of Sunderland City Council, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN to discontinue (close) the following schools:

  • Key Stage 1 Pupil Referral Unit, Tudor Grove Centre, Portland Road, Sunderland, SR3 1SS with effect from 31 August 2019.
  • Key Stage 4 Pupil Referral Unit, Pallion Centre, Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, SR4 6TA with effect from 31 August 2019.
  1. ALTERATION OF THE LOWER AND UPPER AGE LIMIT

Related to the first proposal, notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 19 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, that Sunderland City Council, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN intends to make a prescribed alteration by permanently altering the age range of the following school:

Key Stage 2/3 Pupil Referral Unit, Tudor Grove Centre, Portland Road, Sunderland, SR3 1SS with effect from 1 September 2019.The current age range for this provision is 7 – 14 years old. The proposed age range for this provision will be 4 – 16.

  1. ENLARGEMENT / INCREASE IN CAPACITY

Related to the first and second proposals, notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 19 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, that it is the intention of Sunderland City Council, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN to make a prescribed alteration to the Key Stage 2/3 Pupil Referral Unit, Tudor Grove Centre, Portland Road, Sunderland, SR3 1SS by increasing the number of available places from 78 places to 172 places with effect from 1 September 2019.

The closure of the Key Stage 1 PRU and the Key Stage 4 PRU will lead to the displacement of the pupils on roll and any surplus capacity within those schools. From 1 September 2019 it is proposed that the displaced provision is delivered from the Key Stage 2/3 PRU, which will have an increased capacity of 172 places and an altered age range of 4-16 years.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposals. The complete proposals have been published on the website https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/13038/School-organisation-consultations

Copies of the complete proposals can be obtained from: Retained Education Functions Lead, Neighbourhoods, Sunderland City Council, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DN,

by telephoning 01915611372 or by e-mailing alan.rowan@sunderland.gov.uk.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of the proposals, any person may object to or make comments on the proposals by sending them to the Retained Education Functions Lead, Neighbourhoods, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN, or by e-mailing them to schoolorganisation@sunderland.gov.uk.

Signed: Patrick Melia

Chief Executive

Sunderland City Council

Publication Date: 27th March 2019


You can read the full PDF version below:

  Notice of Statutory Proposal for the Reorganisation of Sunderland’s Pupil Referral Unit Provision 

Contact

Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk