Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* Rathmell CE VA Primary School – Statutory Notices

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 in paragraph 8.2 have been satisfied and there can be a determination of the proposals.

That the following proposal be determined:

1. To cease to maintain Rathmell Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School with effect from 31 August 2017.

2. To extend the catchment area of Long Preston Endowed Voluntary Aided Primary School with effect from 1 September 2017 to serve the area currently served by Rathmell CE VA 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 Rathmell CE VA Primary School agreed on 7 February 2017 to request a consultation on a proposal to close the school. The consultation period ran from 17 February to 24 March 2017 and the Governors met on 3 April to consider the outcomes of the public consultation. They agreed to publish statutory notices to close the school from 31 August 2017 and these were published on 11 May 2017. No responses were received following the publication of the Statutory Notices.

Publication date: 17/05/2021

Date of decision: 13/06/2017