NOTED: that the Leader of the Council had delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below:
School Place Planning
1.1 to agree Croydon's School Place Supply Strategy (tables 1, 2 & 3) for the next 3 academic years - 2017/18 to 2019/20 and the funding (where applicable) to deliver these additional places.
1.2 to agree to the publication of the statutory notice and that statutory consultation can take place on the proposed permanent expansion of Beckmead and St Nicholas special schools. It is proposed that, if agreed, consultation will take place in March/April 2017. Following the outcome of the proposed consultation, a decision whether or not to expand should be made by Cabinet in May 2017.
1.3 to note the proposed additional places planned at Red Gates Primary School - 8 additional places in September 2017 and 8 additional places in 2018 and that to deliver these places statutory consultation is not required.
1.4 to note the amalgamation of four Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) - Coningsby, Phil Edwards, Moving On and Cotelands into one PRU - Saffron Valley Collegiate.- from 9 November 2016.
1.5 to approve the proposed two year Schools' Maintenance Plan for 2017/18 and 2018/19, attached in Appendix 2 (printed separately).
1.6 to agree that this Plan will be reviewed annually.
1.7 to recommend that full Council agrees the proposed Admission Arrangements for Community Schools for the 2018/19 academic year as set out in Appendix 4 to this report (printed separately).
1.8 to agree the co-ordinated scheme for the 2018/19 academic year as set out in Appendix 5 to this report (printed separately) and note the Published Admission Numbers for Community Schools for the 2018/19 academic year.
1.9 to agree the secondary and primary Fair Access protocols and agree the protocols can come into effect from 20 February 2017 - Appendix 6 (printed separately).
1.10 to agree that consultation should take place on the draft accessibility strategy for disabled pupils (Appendix 7 printed separately) with stakeholders including parents/carers, pupils, school staff and governors and specialist organisations.
1.11 to agree that following consultation referred to in 1.10 above, to delegate to the Executive Director, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning, consideration of the consultation responses and to agree the final accessibility strategy.