To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Children and Families Services (copy enclosed).
Cabinet considered a report from the Corporate Director – Children and Families Services regarding the 2019/2020 School Admissions Arrangements. The report set out the proposed admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for which the county council is the statutory admission authority and the proposed coordinated scheme for school admissions in 2019/20 which the council is required to formulate by 1 January 2018.
RESOLVED that after considering the options set out in the published report and for the reasons set out in the report that
1 Cabinet approves the amended admissions policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools at Appendix A of the report for consultation with the required groups as set out in the School Admissions Code 2014, paragraph 1.44. This includes consultation on proposals to reduce the Published Admission Number (PAN) for George Romney Junior School, Greengate Junior School and The Nelson Thomlinson School.
2 Cabinet notes that a further report will be brought to Cabinet in December 2017 to provide feedback from consultations and to seek a decision on adoption of the 2019-20 admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.
3 Cabinet approves the re-designation of the Heversham St Peter’s catchment area as detailed in paragraphs 14 – 16 of the report, with immediate effect.
4 Cabinet approves the proposed coordinated scheme set out at Appendix B of the report.
5 Cabinet agrees the nursery admissions policy for 2019-20 for community and voluntary controlled nursery schools and infant/primary schools providing nursery education.