Decision details

Lowering the Age Range of Stillington Community Primary School

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

That having undertaken the required preliminary checks, the Executive Member resolved that the four key issues listed in paragraph 8.2 of the report have been satisfied and there can be a determination of the proposals as follows:
To lower the age range of Stillington Community Primary School to age 3-11 with effect from 23 February 2021.

Reasons for the decision:

Stillington CP School currently provides education for children from 4-11 years. There is no nursery provision within the village and Governors have been aware for some time that some of their children do not access nursery education.
The Governing Body of Stillington CP School asked the Local Authority to propose lowering of the age range of their school from 4-11 to 3-11 in order to offer nursery education for three year old children. This followed consultation by the Governors with parents and the local community on their proposal from 21 September to 26 October 2020.
The Executive met on 24 November 2020 and considered the outcome of the governors’ consultation. They agreed to publish statutory proposals on 11 January giving 4 weeks until 8 February for representations to be made. There have been no objections or responses to the statutory notice.
In considering proposals, the Executive (or the Executive Member for Schools, if there are no objections received during the representation period), as Decision Makers can decide to:
•reject the proposals;
•approve the proposals;
•approve the proposals with a modification;
•approve the proposals subject to them meeting a specific condition.

Alternative options considered:

•reject the proposals;
•approve the proposals with a modification;
•approve the proposals subject to them meeting a specific condition.

Publication date: 16/02/2021

Date of decision: 16/02/2021

Effective from: 24/02/2021