Agenda and minutes

School Organisation Advisory Board
Thursday, 21st March, 2013 1.30 pm

Venue: St George House

Contact: John Grieve 

Items
No. Item

In Attendance:

 

Mrs V Buckland – Children’s Services

Mrs E Lowes – Children’s Services

Mrs A Oldroyd – Legal Services

Mr J Grieve – Governance Services

9.

Election of Chair

To seek nominations for the position of Chair and also the Vice Chair.

 

Minutes:

The Clerk to the Board sought nominations for the position of Chair and Vice Chair to the School Organisation Advisory Board

 

 

Reverend Clive Sedgewick Nominated Mrs Angela Cox, Mrs Cox Nominated Reverend Sedgewick

 

A brief discussion ensued

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)  That Reverend Clive Sedgewick be elected Chair of the School Organisation Advisory Board for a one year period

 

(ii)  That Mrs Angela Cox be elected as the Vice Chair for a one year period

 

 

10.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence

11.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest

12.

Report on Statutory Proposals to expand the primary provision at Little London Community School, Sharp Lane Primary School and Rufford Park Primary School from September 2014 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider a report by the Legal Advisor to the School Organisation Advisory Board, which explains the role of the Board in considering objections to the expansion proposals, and to make a recommendation to the Executive Board to assist the Executive Board in reaching a decision on the proposals.

 

The proposals subject of the expansion programme are:

 

·  To expand the physical capacity of Little London Community Primary School from 210 to 630 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 30 to 90 with effect from September 2014 on the adjacent site at Oatland Green (There was one objection to the proposal)

To expand the physical capacity of Rufford Park Primary School from 210 to 315 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 30 to 45 with effect from September 2014 on its existing site (There was one objection to the proposal)

·  To expand the physical capacity of Sharp Lane Primary School from 420 to 630 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 60 to 90 with effect from September 2014 on its existing site. (There was one objection to the proposal)

 

 

(Report attached)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered a report by the Legal Advisor to the School Organisation Advisory Board explaining the role of the Board in considering objections to the following proposals and to make recommendations to the Executive Board to assist the Executive Board in reaching a decision in relation to the following proposals:

 

(a)  Changes to Primary Provision at Little London Community Primary School - To expand the physical capacity of Little London Community Primary School from 210 to 630 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 30 to 90 with effect from September 2014 on the adjacent site at Oatland Green.

 

    It was reported that there was one objection to this proposal.

 

(b)  Changes to Primary Provision at Rufford Park Primary School. - To expand the physical capacity of Rufford Park Primary School from 210 to 315 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 30 to 45 with effect from September 2014 on its existing site.

  It was reported that there was one objection to this proposal.

(c)  Changes to Primary Provision at Sharp Lane Primary School - To expand the physical capacity of Sharp Lane Primary School from 420 to 630 pupils, with an admission number increasing from 60 to 90 with effect from September 2014 on its existing site.

  It was reported that there was one objection received in relation to    this proposal.

The Board considered the following background information:-

 

  • Report of Capacity Planning and Sufficiency  - 21st March 2013  – Outcome of Statutory Notices for the expansion of primary provision in 2014
  • Report of the Director of Children’s Services to the Executive Board – 12th December 2012 – Basic Need Programme 2014 – Outcome of consultation on proposals for expansion of primary provision in 2014
  • Report of the Director of Children’s Services to the Executive Board – 18th July 2012 – Basis Needs Programme – Permission to consult on school place expansions for 2014
  • Public Consultation document – Proposal to expand Little London Community Primary School from September 2014
  • Public Consultation document – Proposal to expand Rufford Park Primary School from September 2014
  • Public Consultation document – Proposal to expand Sharp Lane Primary School from September 2014
  • Correspondence from the Governing Body of Sharp Lane Primary School expressing concern at the expansion proposals
  • Correspondence from a member of the public objecting to the proposals to expand Little London Community Primary School
  • Correspondence from a member of the public supporting the proposals to expand Little London Community Primary School.
  • Correspondence from the Governing Body of Rufford Park Primary School  supporting proposals for the expansion of the school

 

 

Little London Community School

 

Mrs E Lowes, Senior Planning and Bids Manager, Children Services addressed the proposals and responded to Members questions and queries.

 

Discussion ensued on the proposals, concentrating on the following issues:-

 

·  Address the need to provide additional provision in the area

·  The proposal is supported by the School Governors

·  No objections received on highway grounds

·  Noted the objection that “large schools in a social  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Future Business

To identify future business for the Advisory Board. (If any)

 

Minutes:

It was reported that up to 5 public consultations will be held in the near future. Subject to the outcome of those consultations and the possible receipt of  objections it may be necessary to convene a further meeting of this Board in July 2013.

14.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To identify a date and time for the next meeting of the Board (If appropriate)

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that a further meeting of the Board may be required in July 2013. Board to be advised of the date and time once it’s known a meeting is required.