Issue - decisions

Enlargement of St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley

21/12/2017 - Enlargement of St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley

Mark Sutton

“Increasingly our schools are becoming self- supporting, controlling their own destiny and forming strong partnerships and networks. St Stephen’s Primary School is rated by OFSTED as ‘Good’ and with new housing proposed for Fradley, it is important we ensure there are enough primary school places available.  By enlarging St Stephen’s, we can ensure local children still have the opportunity to attend a good, local school.”


Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People


Every child deserves a good education and we want all our schools to be rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. The right foundation of learning and skills is vital for our young people to access good jobs and live healthier, happier and independent lives. With the well-documented rise in birth rates and proposed housing developments, we have to plan ahead so we can continue to 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 the proposal to publish a formal statutory proposal to increase the capacity at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley to enable the school to accommodate 105 additional children generated from some of the new housing in the village.


Decision – That the publication of a statutory proposal for the increase in school places at St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley be approved.