Issue details

Academy closure proposal for Baldersby St James Church of England Primary School.

In accordance with the statutory guidance the relevant Minister has agreed a substantive decision to close the School and to progress to the Listening Period.
The School is designated as a rural school and the Executive are requested to agree the County Council’s formal response to the proposal to be submitted to the Academy Trust prior to the end of the Listening Period.
The Executive are also required to consider the future treatment of the School’s catchment area in the event of closure.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/09/2021

Decision due: 12 Oct 2021 by Executive

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

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust are undertaking a Listening Period between 10 September 2021 and 22 October 2021. By email to Hope Sentamu Learning Trust - Closing date 22 October 2021.


NYCC is a stakeholder in the process as described in the Departmental guidance on ‘Making significant changes to an open academy and closure by mutual agreement’ dated November 2019.

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