Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Place Numbers Consultation - Glenthorne High School

Closed 1 Apr 2016

Opened 22 Feb 2016

Results expected 25 Apr 2016


To consult on a formal proposal to:

(a) Reduce the number of places commissioned for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Glenthorne High School from 25 places per annum to 15 places per annum

(b) To implement the proposed change in the number of places to be commissioned from the beginning of September 2016

Why We Are Consulting

On reviewing the take up by Sutton of the places commissioned in maintained school specialist bases, Glenthorne’s ASD Base was highlighted as one base where there had been considerable under-occupancy recently and over time. 

On that basis, the Local Authority are proposing to reduce the number of places commissioned to be more in line with actual take up recently and over time. The unused place funding which might be released would then be available to commission additional places where demand is exceptionally high compared to capacity.

The Local Authority believes that the proposed reduction in places it intends to commission from the Glenthorne ASD Base: 

  • would still leave enough places to meet demand; 
  • would mean there were still enough places being commissioned from Glenthorne to make the provision financially and educationally sustainable; 
  • and would ensure there was no disruption or change to the provision for students already placed in the Glenthorne ASD base.


  • All Areas


  • Staff
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Service users
  • Stakeholders


  • Education