Brent's Special Provision Capital Fund Plan

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The government has committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEND, in consultation with parents and providers.

This funding can be invested in mainstream schools and academies, special units, special schools, early years settings and further education colleges, or to make other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25. The allocation for Brent is £569,222 for each of the years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21, a total of £1,707,666.

The government requires local authorities to complete and publish a short plan that sets out how they intend to invest their allocation, which is accessible to parents, carers and other local groups. Brent's plan aligns with our School Place Planning Strategy (July 2017) and the local authority's Educational Needs and Disability Strategy.

Our plan will be developed and updated annually as new needs emerged. Please send your views and comments to bhavna.bilimoria@brent.gov.uk by the beginning of May 2018.