The Future of Derwent Schools Federation and Osbaldwick Primary School
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: The report provides Cabinet
with details of the responses received during the statutory
six-week representation period that followed publication of notices
proposing to close Derwent and to
expand Osbaldwick to create a two-form
of entry school using both of the existing sites.
The report describes the issues regarding the future provision of primary education within the catchment areas of Derwent Schools Federation and Osbaldwick Primary School.
Cabinet is asked: to consider the responses received during the statutory representation period and to decide whether to proceed with the proposed closure of the Derwent schools and the expansion of Osbaldwick school.
RESOLVED: That Cabinet agree to:
i) Close Derwent Infant and Junior Schools from 31 August 2013
ii) Operate an expanded Osbaldwick Primary School from 1 September 2013
iii) The minor changes to the catchment area of Tang Hall Primary School and the existing Derwent catchment area in order to balance the available school places from September 2013
iv) An increase in Planned Admission Numbers (PAN) to Osbaldwick Primary from September 2013
REASON: The primary education of children will be best served by expanding Osbaldwick Primary, building on the strong leadership and governance already available in the local education community and using the excellent facilities available at Derwent Schools.
Report author: Claire McCormick
Publication date: 08/05/2013
Date of decision: 07/05/2013
Decided at meeting: 07/05/2013 - Executive
Effective from: 10/05/2013