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Decision details

Additional Primary School Places for Southbank

Decision Maker: Executive

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: This paper presents the options available for the provision of additional primary school places in the Southbank area of York. Pupil place planning projections show that an additional form of entry (30 places) is required in Reception by September 2017 in the Southbank area. By 2018/19, as the larger cohorts begin to move through primary year groups, around 110 places will be required across Reception to Year 6. It is anticipated that a full 210 additional places will be required by around 22/23.

Members will be asked to consider and approve the preferred option for the addition of school places in Southbank.


This item has been deferred until 11 February Executive meeting in order to allow full consideration of residents’ comments following the recent public meeting.





Resolved:  That the Executive agree to:

(i)           Undertake further informal public consultation to examine all available options prior to undertaking formal public consultation on the options for the provision of school places in the Southbank area lasting four week;


(ii)          Identify option (b) as the council’s current preferred option, for the purposes of that consultation;


(iii)        Ask the Director of Children’s Services, Education and Skills to bring a report to a future meeting of the Executive describing the outcome of that consultation and making a recommendation for a proposal to be subject to statutory consultation.


Reason:     This will fulfil the LA’s legal obligation to ensure there is appropriate consultation that allows for the most effective solution to be identified.


Report author: Claire McCormick

Publication date: 11/02/2016

Date of decision: 11/02/2016

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2016 - Executive

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