Decision details

Secondary School Placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) updating Members on the progress of the Secondary School Places Programme and the progress on identifying a site for a new Free School.




1. That current progress on the progression of current expansion projects at good and outstanding secondary schools for September 2018, namely Shoeburyness High School and St Thomas More High School, be noted.


2. That the continuation of expansion discussions with remaining Good and Outstanding Schools, namely Belfairs Academy, The Eastwood Academy and St Bernard’s High School, to secure the remaining 60 places still required for September 2018, be approved.


3. That work continues on securing the plot of land identified in the submitted report to support an application to the Department of Education for a new secondary free school for September 2019.


Reasons for Decision


The Council has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient places for all statutory school aged children


Other Options


The Council has no option other than to provide sufficient school places if it is to meet its statutory duties.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call in to: People Scrutiny Committee

Executive Councillor: Courtenay


Report author: Brin Martin

Publication date: 22/09/2017

Date of decision: 19/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/09/2017

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