To consider a proposal to close the St Hilda's Roman Catholic Primary School, with effect from 9 April 2021.
A report of the Corporate Director - Children and Young People’s Service providing information to support the Executive in determining a proposal to close St Hilda’s Roman Catholic Primary School.
County Councillor Janet Sanderson introduced the report which recommended closure of the school with effect from 9 April 2021, and detailed the issues raised in the one objection received to the statutory notices.
The Executive and paid tribute to County Councillor Joe Plant for his efforts alongside the governing body to identify options that would allow the school to remain sustainable. They agreed that with only two children remaining on the school roll, the reasons for the proposal to close the school as laid out in the report, were correct and expressed sadness that closure was the only viable option at this stage.
With that in mind, the Executive voted unanimously in favour of the recommendations, and it was
Resolved – That:
a) The issues listed in paragraph 9.2 of the report had been satisfied and there could therefore be a determination of the proposals.
b) That the Local Authority cease to maintain St Hilda’s Roman Catholic (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Whitby with effect from 9 April 2021.