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Proposed expansion of Whaddon CE school (Decision taken)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The governing board of Whaddon CE school have recently consulted on a proposal that from September 2020 the school expands to become an all-through primary school.
If agreed the school would admit 10 children into KSI and an additional one pupil into KSII.
The school would build up to its new capacity over a number of years.
At the same time the schools admission number would be reduced from its present 18 to 10 in KSI.
Following a public consultation the school received 100% support for its proposal and the governing board have now moved to the next stage of the process which is the publication of a statutory notice. After the publication of the notice there is a four week representation period for people to comment on, support or object to the proposal.
The final decision on the proposal will be made by the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills in January 2020.


The Cabinet Member:


AGREED that, as the school’s governing board and the Local Authority have followed the Department for Education statutory guidance, permission is granted for the proposed change of age range at the school and the reduction of the admission number from 18 to 11 for Key Stage One.


AGREED that the change takes place from 1 September 2020.



Clarification note (22 January 2020): the correct admission numbers should have read 10 children admitted in September each year (not 11) and then an additional 1 child from Year 3 (KSII).

Publication date: 17/12/2019

Date of decision: 17/12/2019

Effective from: 23/12/2019

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