Issue details

Additional Primary School Places for Micklegate

Purpose of Report: This paper provides the Executive with an update on the plans to add additional school places to Scarcroft Primary School after their decision to approve the use of basic need funding to remodel the interior of the school. It was agreed that after a thorough feasibility study the Executive would receive a further paper outlining the options to address the school’s lack of outdoor space. This feasibility study, including a period of public consultation has taken place and this paper will provide information about the options explored and will seek permission to release basic need funding to the South Bank Multi Academy Trust to remodel Scarcroft Primary School to allow it to provide 15 additional school places per year in to reception from September 2017.

The Executive will be asked to agree the preferred option to release basic need funding to Scarcroft Primary School to remodel the interior of the school and to add additional outdoor space by remodelling its car park, allowing space for a mini MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) to be built.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Micklegate Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/12/2016

Decision due: 16/03/17 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: Mark Ellis Maxine Squire 01904 553007. Mark Ellis 01904 554246 Email:, Maxine Squire, Assistant Director of Education Email: Tel: 01904 553007.

Consultation process

A public consultation process has taken place. A public meeting was held at Millthorpe School.


Parents and prospective parents of Scarcroft Primary, residents of Micklegate Ward, Friends of Scarcroft Green.

Making Representations: By email to the report authors


Agenda items


  • Additional Primary School Places for South Bank  


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