Consultation on new provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Closed 20 Jun 2021

Opened 10 May 2021


Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

This consultation shares some information about the forecasts for pupils with SEND, details about what new provision has been developed and asks questions about ideas for developing new provision.

This is not a statutory consultation. Any development of new provision would be dependent on securing capital funding and a full statutory consultation process.

Why your views matter

Pupils with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) in East Sussex are educated in a range of provision: mainstream schools, specialist facilities, special schools and independent special schools.  Over the last five years we have seen a reduction in the number of pupils with EHCPs attending local mainstream schools, combined with an increase in the number of placements in specialist provision.

The Council is seeking the views of interested parties and stakeholders on new SEND provision required in East Sussex.

Privacy information: This survey is anonymous, although we do ask you to complete an optional 'about you' section at the end. Please ensure that any comments you make don't include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. For more information about why we collect ‘about you’ information and how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council please click here.

This survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, the responses will help inform our strategy.


  • All Areas


  • Providers of services
  • Children
  • Anybody with an interest
  • Parents, carers or guardians
  • Disabled People


  • Children and young people
  • Learning disability or difficulty
  • Support for parents, carers and young people
  • Schools and school admissions