Decision details

Scrutiny Review Panel: Pupil Place Planning

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As part of the Scrutiny Work Programme approved by the Council for the municipal year 2021/22, the Children & Families Scrutiny Committee directed a review in respect of School Place Sufficiency and agreed to consider:

the processes involved and assumptions relating to the School Place Sufficiency in the Borough;

the system/processes in light of the projected expansion of places required due to likely new house developments across the Borough;

how these processes inform school place planning decisions (ensuring there is sufficiency of places) and how this is influenced by parental preference.


The Cabinet received the final report of the Scrutiny Review into Pupil Place Planning and agreed that:-


(1) The Director of Education be requested to prepare a response to the “Access to Health Services” Scrutiny Review and the recommendations contained therein for consideration by the Cabinet at a future meeting.


(2) The gratitude of the Cabinet be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel ‘Pupil Place Planning’ and others involved in the Review.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: No assessment, it is a CF Scrutiny review report.

Decision Reference: CAB396

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: CF&E1

Other reasons / organisations consulted

No public consultation.

Contact: Geraldine Gerrard, Head of Business Support (People) Email: Tel: 0161 474 3837, Christopher Harland, Services to People Email: Tel: 0161 521 1707.

Report author: Geraldine Gerrard

Publication date: 03/10/2022

Date of decision: 28/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/10/2022

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