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Issue details

Southbank School Place Planning

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.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/11/2015

Decision due: 11/02/16 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities

Department: Directorate of Children, Education and Communities

Contact: Claire McCormick Claire McCormick 01904 554334 Email: claire.mccormick@york.gov.uk, Maxine Squire, Assistant Director of Education Email: maxine.squire@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 553007.

Consultation process

The place planning team have attended school cluster meetings to share information about place planning pressures and to consult on options to address these. The Southbank cluster have discussed and presented preferred options for the delivery of additional places. Briefings have been provided for elected members in the Micklegate Ward.
Consultees: Elected members, headteachers in the Southbank Cluster, members of the public through the planning process.

Making Representations: Contact report author


Agenda items


  • Southbank School Place Planning  


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