Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* Drax 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?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That having undertaken the required preliminary checks, the Executive Member resolves that the four key issues listed above in paragraph 8.2 have been satisfied and there can be a determination of the proposals.

That the following proposal be determined:

To cease to maintain Drax Community Primary School with effect from 31 August 2017.

To extend the catchment area of Camblesforth Community Primary School with effect from 1 September 2017 to serve the area currently served by Drax Community Primary School.

Reasons for the decision:

*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.*

Under the arrangements agreed by Executive on 25 September 2007, school organisation decisions, for which the decision maker is the Local Authority, will normally be taken by the County Council’s Executive or, if there are no objections to the Statutory Notice, the decision is delegated to the Executive Members for Schools.

The Governing Body of Drax Community Primary School agreed on 14 September 2016 to request a consultation on a proposal to close the school. The consultation period ran from 31 October to 12 December 2016. The Executive met on 31 January 2017, considered the consultation responses, and resolved to proceed with publication of the statutory proposals. The public notice invited written objections or comments to be submitted by 16 March 2017.
No responses were received following the publication of the Statutory Notices.

Publication date: 17/05/2021

Date of decision: 28/03/2017