Issue details

Consultation on Hovingham Church of England Primary Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closure Proposal

To seek approval to begin a consultation on a proposal to cease to maintain Hovingham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School from Easter 2023

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/09/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
the School is in an unprecedented situation of having no pupils at all on roll from the start of this term. The Authority needs to move forward on a timetable that retains the possibility of closing the school at the end of the current financial year in order to avoid significant financial implications for the Council. It will also bring the earliest possible certainty to the school community and staff. If the decision were deferred, it would not be possible to complete the first stage of the required statutory consultation process by Christmas, which in turn, would delay the completion of the process beyond the end of the financial year.

Decision due: 18 Oct 2022 by Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Andrew Dixon, Strategic Planning Manager, Education & Skills Email: Email:

Consultation process

Consultation Document to be sent out to consultees and available on NYCC website.


Parents, Staff, Governors, Diocese, Local Elected Members, District and Parish Councils and other local stakeholders.