Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Education and Skills, Leader

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The school's governing board and LA are consulting their local community, parents/carers and staff on a proposal that from September 2021 the school changes its age range and becomes a 1/2 form entry all-through primary school. It presently takes children up to the end of KSI. If agreed the proposal would mean that children stay at the school until the end of KSII before moving into secondary education. The governing board held a public consultation in 2019 when they received overwhelming public support for the proposal. In line with the DfE's statutory guidance a statutory notice was published on 18 September, launching a 4 week representation period for people to support, comment on or object to the proposal. Planning permission and funding for the project have been secured. If the proposal is agreed the necessary building work would be finished by the 2021 Autumn Term.

Decision:

The Leader AGREED to the proposal by the governing board of Maids Moreton Church of England (CE) School that the school from September 2021 expands its age range. The school presently takes children up to the end of Key Stage 1 (KSI) and if the proposal is agreed children would continue at the school until the end of Key Stage 2 (KSII). The school undertook a public consultation on the proposed change and then held a representation period for people to comment on the proposal and there was overwhelming support for the proposed change.

Wards Affected: Buckingham East; Buckingham West;

Contact: Andrew Tusting, Commissioning Manager School Org Email: Andrew.Tusting@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 18/11/2020

Date of decision: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

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