Decision details

Enlargement of The Rawlett School – An AET Academy (Tamworth)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet are asked to grant approval to implement the proposed enlargement to provide additional capacity at The Rawlett School – An AET Academy, following the statutory representation period. Cabinet are asked to grant approval for secured and received S106 Contributions to be utilised to provide the 300 additional places needed as a requirement from new housing in the area.

Decisions:

“The right foundation of learning and skills is important for our young people to access good jobs and live healthier, happier and independent lives. With the new housing proposed in the north of Tamworth, we need to plan ahead and accommodate the expected rise in demand for secondary school places in this area.

 

The Rawlett School – An AET Academy is rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, and the governing body are keen to embrace expansion so that future pupils can benefit from the valuable education offered by the school.  By putting plans in place now, we can ensure there are enough school places available to cope with increased demand and still offer parents and pupils a choice in the education they receive.

 

Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

 

Reasons for the Decision – In response to new housing being built in the catchment area of the Academy, it is proposed to increase capacity at The Rawlett School.

 

Decision – (a) That the commencement of the proposal to increase capacity at The Rawlett School – An AET Academy, be approved.

 

(b) That the utilisation of the allocated Section 106 developer contributions (received and secured) to deliver the proposal to increase capacity at The Rawlett School – An AET Academy, be approved.

Report author: Louise Andrews-Gee

Publication date: 17/01/2019

Date of decision: 16/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/01/2019

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