Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Agreement of pupil roll projections for primary and secondary schools and agreement for actions to address primary oversupply.
1. That the updated forecasts of primary and secondary school places from 2021-2022 onwards set out in paragraphs 48 to 53 of the report (primary) and paragraph 58 (secondary) of the report be noted.
2. That the existing over supply of primary and sufficiency of secondary places across the council area, and proposed actions to monitor supply and demand be noted.
3. That the actions outlined in the report to match primary demand with capacity of places be noted and that the decision to request a variation from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator to reduce the published admission numbers at the schools with a trend of vacancy rates referred to in paragraphs 19-21 from September 2022 onwards, be delegated to the strategic director of children’s and adults ‘services, after consultation with the deputy leader and cabinet member for children, young people and education.
4. That a report be brought back to cabinet within six months on the extent to which changes in the benefit system have led to a reduction in the number of school-aged children in the borough; working if possible with other boroughs and the regional schools officer.
Report author: Nina Dohel
Publication date: 20/10/2021
Date of decision: 19/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/10/2021