Decision details

Support for Woodlodge Living Skills Centre, Bickley

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report seeking agreement on the future support for Woodlodge and an update on the future arrangements with regards the lease on the property.


That Dedicated Schools Grant funding of £70k per annum be allocated to Marjorie McClure School for a period of 5 years to support the operation of Woodlodge Living Skills Centre, Bickley.

Reasons for the decision:

Woodlodge Living Skills Centre is an independent living skills centre that offers daytime and overnight stays for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  The Local Authority has previously provided Marjorie McClure School with a grant of £70,000 per annum to coordinate the operation and management of this facility on behalf of a number of Bromley special schools and colleges.  It is proposed that that this funding be extended on a fixed basis for a five-year period to maintain this provision which enables approximately 680 children at Bromley special schools to develop independence and life skills.

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 15/03/2023

Effective from: 23/03/2023

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