Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cllr Lynden Stowe, Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Growth, presented information on the proposed establishment of a new secondary school for Cheltenham.
In presenting the information, Cllr Stowe proposed an amendment to recommendation 1) of the decision report, proposing that the establishment of a new secondary school for Cheltenham be subject to approved funding by Council in February 2018.
Recommendations 2 and 3 to remain unchanged, as set out in the report.
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, the reasons for the recommendations, and the proposed amendment to recommendation 1;
Cabinet noted the report and,
RESOLVED that: -
1. Cabinet approve the establishment of a new 900 place secondary school for Cheltenham families, subject to approved funding by Full Council in February 2018;
2. Cabinet delegate authority to the Head of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Growth, to:
a) hold a free school presumption competition in accordance with the Department for Education’s advice contained in, “The free school presumption” (February 2016).
b) upon conclusion of the competition, to recommend to the Secretary of State the findings of the Local Authority’s assessment to enable her to decide upon the most suitable proposer to take forward the new free school
3. Cabinet delegate authority to the Head of Property Services to acquire land to establish a new 900 place school in Cheltenham, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change.
Report author: Cllr Lynden Stowe
Publication date: 13/12/2017
Date of decision: 13/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 13/12/2017 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/12/2017