Decision details

Enlargement of St Stephens Primary School, Fradley and Baldwins Gate CE (VC) Primary School

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 enlargements at both schools following the statutory representation period.

Decisions:

 

Mark Sutton

“With new housing proposed for Fradley and Baldwin’s Gate, it is important we ensure there are enough primary school places available to meet demand.  As both schools are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the governing bodies of both schools are keen to embrace expansion so that future pupils can benefit from the valuable education offered by the schools.  We will now set these plans in motion, so that both schools will be enlarged ready for September 2019.”

 

Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

 

“We want all of our schools to be rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, so it is important that we plan ahead and accommodate the expected rise in demand for places in these areas.  By putting together comprehensive plans to build new schools and expand existing ones, this year we have recently been able to allocate nearly 94% of parents their first choice school place.  With the well-documented rise in birth rates and proposed housing developments, we have to continue to plan ahead so we can offer good and outstanding school places for children in the county.”

 

Philip White, Cabinet Support Member for Learning and Employability

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider increasing the capacity at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley and Baldwins Gate CE (VC) School, in response to new housing being built in the villages of Fradley and Baldwins Gate.

 

Decision – (a) That the implementation of proposals to increase school places at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley by September 2019 be approved.

 

(b) That the implementation of proposals to increase school places at Baldwins Gate CE (VC) Primary School by September 2019 be approved.

Report author: Karen Richards

Publication date: 19/04/2018

Date of decision: 18/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 18/04/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/04/2018

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