Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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.
“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