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Outcome of Consultation on Proposal to Make Prescribed Alterations to St. Nicholas Infant School

Meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet (Item 9)

9 Outcomes of Consultation for the Proposed Prescribed Alterations at St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Controlled (CEVC) Infant School pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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This report provided details of the outcomes of the informal consultation period on the Council’s proposal to make prescribed alterations to change St Nicholas CE Infant School from an infant school to a primary school.


The report provided details of the a six week informal public consultation which took place over a five week period between 28 January and 3 March 2019, details of which were set out in the report. The report stated that 31 responses were received to the consultation of which 24 supported the proposal, 6 objected, and 1 was neutral. The report also provided details of a public drop-in meeting on 12 February 2019.


A Diversity Impact Assessment had been undertaken on the proposals, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.


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The Cabinet noted the responses to the informal consultation together with the advice and analysis from officers and agreed to instruct the Director of People - Children and Adults Services to commence the period of statutory representation for the proposed changes to St Nicholas Infant School, as set out in paragraph 10.1 of the report, when statutory notices and full proposals will be published.


The Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of People - Children and Adults Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Children's Services (Lead Member) and Education and Schools, to determine whether to approve the proposals at the end of the statutory representation period if no objections are received. However, if any objections are received during that time then a report will be prepared and presented to Cabinet for determination.




Approval to proceed to a period of statutory representation will ensure the Council complies with its duty to follow the full consultation process when proposing changes to school organisation.