Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to begin a consultation on a
proposal to close Skelton Newby Hall Church of England VC, Primary
Approval to consult by Executive Member on a
proposal that the County Council should close Skelton Newby Hall
Church of England CE VC Primary School near Ripon from 31 August
In Autumn 2022, with only nine statutory aged
pupils on roll and one child in nursery, the federated governing
body held an extra–ordinary meeting to discuss the future of
OFFICIAL Skelton Newby Hall CE VC Primary School.
They resolved unanimously to ask the County Council to consult on the potential closure of the school from 31 August 2023.
The main issue was being able to provide such a small number of pupils with the rounded education that they deserve together with little prospect of future improvement in pupil numbers.
Publication date: 14/12/2022
Date of decision: 13/12/2022
Effective from: 22/12/2022