Expansion onto an additional site and change of designation of Melrose Special SchoolNotice ID: SUT2131431
LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON
Expansion onto an additional site and change of designation of Melrose Special School
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that the London Borough of Merton is proposing to expand Melrose School, Church Road CR4 3BE by 80 additional places through the use of an additional site - Whatley Avenue SW20 9NS and to extend the official designation of Melrose School from "Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health" to "Children with additional complex and varied needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)", with effect from 1 September 2022.
Melrose School presently has a capacity of 78 places aged 4-16 and the proposal is to increase the capacity to 158, 80 of which will be at the additional site at Whatley Avenue SW20 9NS.
The London Borough of Merton will implement the proposals.
This notice is an extract of the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be viewed at
Alternatively you can request a printed copy of the complete proposal from the address below or telephone 020 8545 3289.
Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposals, by sending their representations to: Director of Children, Schools and Families (FAO: Tom Procter, Head of Contracts and School Organisation), London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX or by emailing:
Director of Children, Schools and Families London Borough of Merton Civic Centre London Road Morden SM4 5DX
Date: 1 July 2021
Melrose is a special school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
The London Borough of Merton aims to decide whether to approve the proposals in September 2021. If the Council fails to determine the proposals within two months of the end of the representation period it will pass all relevant material to the Schools Adjudicator who will determine the proposals.