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Issue details

Academy Conversion of the Danesgate Community

Purpose of Report: There are a number of complex issues related to the conversion of the Danesgate Community to academy status. These include land and access issues which will need to be agreed as part of the land lease to the academy trust.


The Local Authority will also need to agree the number of pupil places that it wants to commission as Danesgate is an alternative provision academy and therefore does not have a planned admission number (PAN) in the same way that a mainstream or special school has.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2019

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 29/08/19 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: Maxine Squire, Assistant Director, Education and Skills, City of York Council Email: maxine.squire@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 553007.

Consultation process

An academy conversion steering group has been meeting monthly to ensure that consultation between the Local Authority, the Danesgate Community and the South York Trust has been taking place. The introduction of the residents parking scheme has involved consultation with the Fulfordgate residents. Discussions about the land to be included in the academy lease has involved consultation with the Department of Education, The Steiner School, York Museums Trust and local residents.


Agenda items


  • Academy Conversion of the Danesgate Community  


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