Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Outcome of statutory notice to increase learning places at Micklefield Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School.
Further to Minute No. 194, 17th April 2019, the Director of Children and Families submitted a report which set out details of a proposal brought forward to meet the Local Authority’s duty to ensure a sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report detailed the outcomes arising from the period of representation following the publication of a Statutory Notice regarding a proposal to permanently expand primary provision at Micklefield Church of England Primary School, with the report seeking a final decision on such proposals.
Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board received further information regarding the work which continued to take place in order to manage any bulge cohorts in terms of secondary education provision.
(a) That approval be given to the proposal to permanently expand primary provision at Micklefield Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School from a capacity of 140 pupils to 210 pupils, with an increase in the admission number from 20 to 30, with effect from September 2021;
(b) That provisional approval be granted for the ‘Authority to Spend’ of £2.298m in order to deliver the proposed permanent expansion at Micklefield Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School;
(c) That it be noted that the proposed expansion of the primary provision is subject to feasibility and planning permission, as indicated at paragraph 4.4.1 of the submitted report, with it also being noted that the proposal has been brought forward in time for places to be delivered for 2021;
(d) That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Kippax and Methley;
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment
Other reasons / organisations consulted
As prescribed by: The Education and Inspections Act 2006; The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013
Parents and carers, staff, governors, school council. HTs of neighbouring schools, prospective parents via Early Years providers, local residents, ward members, Dioceses (York and Leeds), MP, trades union and other relevant stakeholders.
Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 37 83588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Vivienne Buckland
Publication date: 01/07/2019
Date of decision: 26/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Executive Board
Effective from: 06/07/2019