Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Education and Children's Services, Leader

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The governing board of the school have launched a consultation with their local community on a proposal that they change the way they manage the Early Years provision in the school.  If agreed the proposal would mean that a qualified teacher would lead the provision.  Currently as allowed under Department for Education regulations the provision is overseen by a committee of school staff and governors.  The initial consultation runs until 17 September. If there is support for the proposal the school would then publish a statutory notice giving people four weeks to comment on, support or object to the proposal.  If agreed the school's age range would change from 4-11 years of age to 2-11.


The Leader AGREED to the proposal by the governing board of Steeple Claydon School that from February 2022 the school changes its age range from 4-11 to 2-11 years of age. This would enable the school to have its Early Years and Foundation Stage provision led and managed by a qualified teacher, rather than as now run by a committee of staff and governors. The school is a maintained Local Authority (LA) school.

Wards Affected: Grendon Underwood;

Contact: Andrew Tusting, Commissioning Manager School Org Email:

Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 18/01/2022

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