Decision details

Lowering the age range of Barrowcliff Community Primary School to 2-11

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


Following the publication of statutory notices, to seek approval to lower the school age range of Barrowcliff Community Primary School from 1 January 2022.
NOTE: If there are no objections to the statutory notices, the Executive Member for Education and Skills will take this decision at his meeting with the Corporate Director – CYPS on 23 November 2021.


That having undertaken the required preliminary checks, the Executive Member resolved that the four key issues listed in section 8.2 of the report have been satisfied and there can be a determination of the proposals as follows:

That the following proposal be determined: To lower the age range of Barrowcliff Community Primary School to age 2-11 with effect from 1st January 2022

Reasons for the decision:

The Governing Body of Barrowcliff CP School has asked the Local Authority to propose lowering of the age range of their school from 3-11 to 2-11 in order to offer nursery education for two year old children.

The Governing Body of Barrowcliff CP School consulted with parents and the local community on their proposal from 14 May to 18 June 2021.

The Executive met on 21 September 2021 and considered the outcome of the governors’ consultation. They agreed to publish statutory proposals on 1 October giving 4 weeks until 29 October for representations to be made. There have been no objections or responses to the statutory notice.

Alternative options considered:

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

Publication date: 23/11/2021

Date of decision: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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