Agenda and minutes

School Organisation Advisory Board
Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014 2.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services 2474355 

Items
No. Item

5.

Election of the Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that Angela Cox, representative of the Diocese of Leeds, Roman Catholic Church, was elected Chair of the meeting

 

6.

Chair's Opening Remarks

To receive the Chair’s opening remarks.

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and invited those present to introduce themselves.

 

7.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest.

 

Minutes:

Mr R Noakes, representative for the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, Church of England, informed the meeting that St Oswald’s Church of England Junior School - one of the schools under consideration – was a school within the West Yorkshire and the Dales Church of England Diocese that he represented.

 

8.

Outcome of Statutory Notices on proposals to expand Primary Provision in Guiseley for 2015 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of Capacity Planning and Sufficiency regarding the outcome of statutory notices on proposals to expand primary provision in Guiseley for 2015 and to make a recommendation to the Executive Board to assist in reaching a decision on the proposals.

 

The report describes the representations made during the statutory notice period in relation to the proposals and asks School Organisation Advisory Board (SOAB) to note the relationship between the two proposals and to consider these together.  The proposals have been brought forward as part of a programme of expansions of primary provision to ensure the local authority meets its legal duty to secure sufficient school places. The following proposals have been brought forward by the governing bodies of Guiseley Infant and Nursery School and St Oswald’s Church of England Junior School :

a)  To expand Guiseley Infant and Nursery School from a capacity of 270 pupils to 420 pupils and raise the upper age limit from 7 to 11, therefore creating a primary school with an admission number of 60, with effect from September 2015.

b)  To expand St Oswald’s Junior C of E Junior School from a capacity of 360 to 420 and lower the age limit from 7 to 4, therefore creating a primary school with an admission number of 60 in reception, with effect from September 2015

The notices were published on 25 June 2014 and expired on 23 July 2014.  A final decision must be made within 2 months of the expiry of the notice, therefore by 23 September 2014.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The School Organisation Advisory Board considered a report by the Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team regarding the outcome of statutory notices on proposals to expand primary provision in Guiseley for 2015 and to make a recommendation to the Executive Board meeting scheduled for 17th September 2014 to assist in reaching a decision on the proposals.

 

The report described the representations made during the statutory notice period in relation to the proposals and requested that the School Organisation Advisory Board (SOAB) note the relationship between the two proposals and to consider these together.  The proposals were brought forward as part of a programme of expansion of primary provision to ensure the local authority continued to meet its legal duty to secure sufficient school places.

 

The report noted that the proposals were brought forward by the governing bodies of Guiseley Infant and Nursery School and St Oswald’s Church of England Junior School:

a)  To expand Guiseley Infant and Nursery School from a capacity of 270 pupils to 420 pupils and raise the upper age limit from 7 to 11, therefore creating a primary school with an admission number of 60, with effect from September 2015.

b)  To expand St Oswald’s Junior C of E Junior School from a capacity of 360 to 420 and lower the age limit from 7 to 4, therefore creating a primary school with an admission number of 60 in reception, with effect from September 2015

 

The notices were published on 25 June 2014 and expired on 23 July 2014.  A final decision was required within 2 months of the expiry of the notice, therefore by 23 September 2014.

 

The Board considered the proposals having regard to the following background documents:

-  Report of Capacity Planning and Sufficiency 3 September 2014 – Outcome of statutory notices to expand primary provision in Guiseley for 2015

-  Executive Board report 9th May 2013 - Part A: Basic Need Programme 2014  Outcome of consultation on proposals for expansion of primary provision in 2014 and Part B: Basic Need Programme 2015 – Permission to consult on proposals for the expansion of primary provision in 2015

-  Public Consultation Booklet

-  Report to Executive Board 4 September 2013 - Part B: Outcome of consultation on proposals for the expansion of Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School from September 2015 and Guiseley Infant and Nursery School and St Oswald’s Church of England Junior School

-  Executive Board report 25 June 2014 – Outcomes of Proposals to increase primary school and Special Education places in Leeds

-  Guiseley Infant and Nursery School Full Proposal

-  Guiseley Infant and Nursery School Brief Notice

-  St Oswald’s Junior School Full Proposal

-  St Oswald’s Junior School Brief Notice

-  Copies of objections received – Guiseley Infant and Nursery School 

-  Copies of objections received – St Oswald’s C of E Junior School

 

The Board dealt with the expansion proposals for Guiseley Infant and Junior School and St Oswald’s Junior School together

 

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