Issue details

Education Estates Strategy

This report sets out the draft education estates strategy for the three-year period 2023-2026. It is an all-inclusive report that outlines the council’s strategy for three stages of education: Early Years, Primary and Secondary, including Special Educational Needs and Disability and Pupil Referral Unit.

The report contains the proposed community schools’ Admission Arrangements for the 2025/26  academic year, and the continued adoption of the proposed Pan London scheme for co-ordination of admissions to Reception and Junior schools need to be agreed at the January cabinet meeting.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2024

Reason for urgency:
The report ensures that the Council is compliant with its school place planning duties (s13-14 Education Act 1996) to promote high standards of education and fair access to education; secure provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities; and respond to parental preference – any delay by making the decision at a subsequent Cabinet meeting would create risk in for-filling the Council’s duties.

Decision due: 31 Jan 2024 by Cabinet

Executive Mayor in Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Young People & Education

Department: Children, Young People & Education Directorate

Contact: Shelley Davies, Interim Director of Education and Youth Engagement Email: