Decision details

Pupil Place Planning

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report seeking to inform members as to the adequacy of provision of primary and secondary school places




1.  That the updated forecasts of primary and secondary school places for 2019 as set out in tables 9 and 15 of the report be noted.


2.  That the potential oversupply of primary places in a number of localities and intention of children’s and adults’ services to begin consultation on revisions to published admissions numbers (PANs) that will ensure supply broadly matches demand locally and across the authority area be noted.


3.  That it be noted that any proposed alterations to PANs will be brought to cabinet for formal decision in January 2019, for proposed implementation in September 2019 (subject to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator approval).


4.  That the projected future shortfall of secondary places from September 2019 onwards and the need for a new educational provision on the Old Kent Road area to meet need in the medium to long term be noted.


5.  That officers continue approaching secondary schools to ascertain their willingness and capacity to take year-7 pupils over their PANs.

Report author: David Quirke-Thornton

Publication date: 31/10/2018

Date of decision: 30/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 30/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/11/2018

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